Definition of demeaning in English:

demeaning

adjective

  • Causing someone to lose their dignity and the respect of others.

    ‘the poster was not demeaning to women’
    • ‘They are going to introduce fair benefits for asylum seekers to replace what they call the demeaning voucher system.’
    • ‘The word was used twice in a demeaning manner.’
    • ‘At least we no longer have to listen to her demeaning comments.’
    • ‘The outraged minister found the offer a demeaning Catch - 22.’
    • ‘Worst of all is his demeaning treatment of my grandmother.’
    • ‘Of course, any Supreme Court Justice guilty of such demeaning action today would become the center of a national firestorm.’
    • ‘People who speak that way are speaking in pejorative, demeaning terms.’
    • ‘Welfare reformers have imagined that in forcing people to work, a demeaning chapter would close in their lives.’
    • ‘It was the most demeaning, confidence-sapping job I have ever had.’
    • ‘Instead of leading the life of an adventurer king, Herc is forced to perform 12 degrading and demeaning labors.’
    • ‘Nearly all of the detainees were released and deported, although only after months of cruel and demeaning treatment.’
    • ‘The homeless are treated as criminals who must be forced into the city's dangerous and demeaning shelter system.’
    • ‘She spoke of people doing repetitive and demeaning work.’
    • ‘And as a result, members of the royal family had been put in some demeaning positions.’
    • ‘Like thousands of others during this time, Tucker moved from one low-paid demeaning job to another in order to survive.’
    • ‘The small private sector, already reeling under horrible and demeaning regulatory control, sustained socialism for a while.’
    • ‘However, such degrading and demeaning views of Lee's performance certainly do not do him justice.’
    • ‘Do not confront anyone who is making disparaging or demeaning remarks or exhibiting threatening behavior’
    • ‘They consider these a distorted and demeaning portrayal of their own tribal ancestors.’
    • ‘Discovering the selfish and demeaning way in which many of them have conducted themselves has undermined that expectation.’
    degrading, humiliating, shaming, shameful, bringing shame, mortifying, abject, lowering, ignominious, undignified, inglorious, discrediting
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Pronunciation

demeaning

/dɪˈmiːnɪŋ/