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degrading

[ dih-grey-ding ]SEE DEFINITION OF degrading

Synonyms for degrading

  • demeaning
  • derogatory
  • disgraceful
  • humiliating
  • cheapening
  • downgrading
  • lowering
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEGRADING

This degrading humiliation of his rival must certainly be turned to account.

To watch or to be watched, I know not which is most degrading; but I cannot think they are watching us.

It would there have seemed purposeless, degrading and truly monstrous.

It's degrading to compete with them … it's as degrading to compete for them.

Then you are likely to give up your plan of punishing the man for defaming and degrading you?

It means that you must go on living with this man whose life is so degrading.

"In my opinion it is a most arbitrary and degrading enactment," said Samoval.

For her no love could be degrading: she stood outside all degradation.

No other degree of canine consanguinity is considered so degrading.

His delicate conception of his dignity was defiled by a degrading experience.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French degrader (12c.) "degrade, deprive (of office, rank, etc.)," from des- "down" (see dis-) + Latin gradus "step" (see grade (n.)). Related: Degraded; degrading.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEGRADING

derogatory

adjectiveoffensive, uncomplimentary

infra dig

adjectiveundignified
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