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1. demean

verb. ['dɪˈmiːn'] reduce in worth or character, usually verbally.

Synonyms

  • mortify
  • dehumanize
  • abase
  • dehumanise
  • humble
  • take down
  • reduce
  • humiliate
  • put down
  • degrade
  • disgrace

Antonyms

  • consume
  • proud
  • immodest
  • conceit

Etymology

  • demenen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • demener (Anglo-Norman)

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Example sentences of the word demean


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Verbal abusers demean their victims, so it can be difficult to gather the strength to confront them.

2. Verb, base form
While trolls try to attract attention to themselves, cyberbullies want to demean and hurt their victims.

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