Demean - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈmiːn|  American pronunciation of the word demean
Brit.  |dɪˈmiːn|  British pronunciation of the word demean


- reduce in worth or character, usually verbally (syn: degrade, disgrace, put down, take down)

Extra examples

Pornography demeans women.

I wouldn't demean myself by begging him for a job.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: demean
he/she/it: demeans
present participle: demeaning
past tense: demeaned
past participle: demeaned
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