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noun as in fault


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This year, with truly hard snow topped with death cookies, the easy and light skiing feel of the 99 was a mild demerit.

The Lichess analysis, powered by the Stockfish chess engine, also awards a variety of demerits to imperfect play — “inaccuracies,” “mistakes” and “blunders.”

His houseparents that year talked through his feelings and didn’t give him demerits, he said.

He also remembers receiving demerit points for breaking a door and cursing at one of his houseparents.

An offense that one set of houseparents might shrug off could result in demerits in another student home.

Another demerit of the American system of employer-based coverage.

At West Point he graduated second in his class, and better than that, he never received a demerit all the time he was there.

Eliphaz represents the correct Jewish view that everything is reward or punishment for merit and demerit.

But, galled and stung by a sense of my follies and demerit, I strove to throw the blame on others.

I am room orderly this week, and am going to have things kept straight, for I can't afford to take any more demerit.

He had thus a strong feeling against him in Italy independent of any demerit of his own.

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On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to demerit, such as: punishment, bad mark, loss of credit, loss of points, and mark against one.

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