- 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 threatening cries, fr. minari to threaten. See
1. To manage; to conduct; to treat.
[Our] clergy have with violence demeaned the matter. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
They have demeaned themselves Like men born to renown by life or death. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
3. To debase; to lower; to degrade; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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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
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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
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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
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