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adjective as in degrading

adjective as in humiliating

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They may also be subjected to invasive and demeaning physical tests intended to deduce if they are LGBTQ in those countries.

The path towards real change comes with the development of empathy for those who are on the receiving end of this type of degrading and demeaning behavior, no matter the proffered intent of that behavior.

The Tweet prompted scrutiny that led to revelations that she had been accused of demeaning students of color at her previous institution.

Automation historically has tended to take the most dirty and dangerous and demeaning jobs and hand them over to machines, and that’s been great.

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They put you in jobs that are absolutely meaningless and demeaning.

I was under the impression that “girls” is a demeaning term for adult women.

She revealed the demeaning discrimination that nearly crippled the souls of black folks in Mississippi.

And I am prepared to do some pretty demeaning things in order to make sure I get to see it again, because I loved it just so much.

Indeed, writers at prominent online media outlets chide us for “demeaning” vaccine-deniers, saying to do so “defies explanation.”

Or that being financially provoked to accept a demeaning offer is some form of personal triumph.

Indeed, to "go out as a son-in-law," as the Japanese idiom hath it, is considered demeaning to the matrimonial domestic.

Binney Gibbs, however, considered such duties irksome and demeaning.

If it should be so that she had given him cause of anger, how could she make peace with him without demeaning herself?

First, self-respecting ones dislike the demeaning effect of a tip (an occasional few won't take them).

The niece of Michele Pignaver is incapable of demeaning herself with a mountebank, sir!


On this page you'll find 203 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to demeaning, such as: demanding, analytical, belittling, biting, calumniatory, and captious.

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