demeaning

[[t]dɪmi͟ːnɪŋ[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ to n
Something that is demeaning makes people have less respect for the person who is treated in that way, or who does that thing.

...making demeaning sexist comments...

Aid, however it is obtained, is demeaning to the recipients.

Syn:
degrading

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • demeaning — index disgraceful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • demeaning — 1880, pp. adj. from DEMEAN (Cf. demean) …   Etymology dictionary

  • demeaning — de|mean|ing [dıˈmi:nıŋ] adj showing less respect for someone than they deserve, or making someone feel embarrassed or ashamed →↑degrading demeaning to ▪ policies demeaning to women ▪ I refuse to do demeaning work …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Demeaning — Demean De*mean , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Demeaned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Demeaning}.] [OF. demener to conduct, guide, manage, F. se d[ e]mener to struggle; pref. d[ e] (L. de) + mener to lead, drive, carry on, conduct, fr. L. minare to drive animals by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demeaning — /di mee ning/, adj. that demeans; debasing; degrading: Being forced to apologize when I had done nothing wrong was a demeaning task. [1875 80; DEMEAN1 + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • demeaning — de|mean|ing [ dı minıŋ ] adjective demeaning behavior or treatment makes people have less respect for you: DEGRADING …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • demeaning — UK [dɪˈmiːnɪŋ] / US [dɪˈmɪnɪŋ] adjective demeaning behaviour or treatment makes people have less respect for you …   English dictionary

  • demeaning — demean ► VERB 1) cause to suffer a loss of dignity or respect. 2) (demean oneself) do something that is beneath one s dignity. DERIVATIVES demeaning adjective. ORIGIN from DE (Cf. ↑de ) + MEAN …   English terms dictionary

  • demeaning — adjective degrading; that degrades …   Wiktionary

  • demeaning — Synonyms and related words: beneath one, cheap, common, debasing, degrading, deplorable, disadvantaged, disgraceful, gutter, humble, humiliating, humiliative, in the shade, inferior, infra dig, infra indignitatem, junior, less, lesser, low, lower …   Moby Thesaurus

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