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adjective as in debasing

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This helps protect the bottom of your outdoor fire pit from oxidizing and degrading.

But, ultimately, that does not change the reality that the Palestinians live in conditions that are demeaning and degrading.

A June 2020 report by PAX used satellite images to show how persistent pollution from a degrading oil facility has led to tens-of-thousands of barrels of oil flowing into canals and creeks and ending up in the 100-mile-long river.

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As a scholar, Seidule could no longer make excuses for the violent and degrading slave culture of the South.

It’s hard to assess how Gerda felt about such degrading treatment.

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This is a degrading and shameful state which no man or woman should be forced to endure.

It is not merely morally absurd to suggest that facts do not matter; as a person of color, it is insulting and degrading.

Maybe some light domination but nothing that can be considered degrading.

I could see what it had cost her, being put in that degrading place.

She calls shady allusions about her family “defamatory and degrading,” and “clearly anti-Semitic.”

In England the French ambassador had been the object of a degrading worship.

I could not help feeling how degrading it was to human beings to employ them as beasts of burden.

The priests of Egypt ruled by appealing to the fears of men, thus favoring a degrading superstition.

To converse with men of degraded minds is in itself degrading, at least if you possess not virtue very superior to mine.

They had imperfect and even degrading ideas of the gods, but acknowledged their existence and their power.


On this page you'll find 2023 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to degrading, such as: blameworthy, contemptible, detestable, dishonorable, disreputable, and ignoble.

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