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He also brought up the South Carolina lawmaker’s willingness to debase himself for campaign cash during his other Fox interviews.

If we believe that moral leadership can improve a country, it follows that immoral leadership can debase it.

This opportunism debases the information ecology by destroying our capacity to trust sources of knowledge or share beliefs about what is true, which in turn destroys our capacity for good decision making.

They’ve turned to quick fixes such as click-bait listicles and dubious news stories — the types of insubstantial, low-quality content that grabs attention on social at the cost of debasing society.

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Instead, I endeavored to strive even harder so that I would not debase his legacy.

Both are harmful, but the debt route is a less visible way to debase the currency.

But I feel that were I to accept the award, it would ultimately debase the coinage of the medal.

How dreadfully these puttees and haversacks debase even the most beautiful figures.

I cannot understand how human beings can so debase themselves.

Mr. Belcher had not failed to debauch or debase the moral standard of every man over whom he had any direct influence.

To call these men statesmen is to debase the name, but they ruled the State, thanks to my Lady Castlemaine.

How many debase their bodies to hasten the perfection of their minds, and degrade their character to adorn their understanding!


On this page you'll find 155 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to debase, such as: cheapen, demean, demoralize, disgrace, dishonor, and humiliate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.