demean

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Synonyms for demean

demean yourself

Synonyms

  • lower yourself
  • humiliate yourself
  • humble yourself
  • debase yourself
  • downgrade yourself
  • abase yourself
  • belittle yourself
  • degrade yourself

Synonyms for demean

to conduct oneself in a specified way

to deprive of esteem, self-worth, or effectiveness

to lower in character or quality

Synonyms for demean

reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

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is not the social equal of white bus riders, the city demeans her.
Melbourne, Dec 19 (ANI): The wet T-shirt competition in Australia has got an unlikely supporter - Labour party Senator Glenn Sterle who said such contests do not demean women.
1) How could John Paul II kiss the Muslim Koran, which denies the Trinity and demeans the Mother of God?
The other posters say "Ugliness Demeans Us All" and "Beautify Your Face And You Will Be Nicer and Happier".
Based on those values, it is my opinion that this bill demeans religion and demeans houses of worship by converting them into political campaign organizations.
The League called the caricature of Granpa Boris reminiscent of Nazi-era depictions of Jews and said the use of the Mourner's Kaddish demeans the prayer's solemnity.
Questioning his Purple Heart demeans all Purple Heart recipients.
Those who complained say the slogan belittles a serious medical condition and demeans women.
But making rude gestures outside Downing Street demeans his office.
It's something that demeans women and the risks that these women are taking makes me extremely nervous.
I really do have a root distaste for it and I think it demeans politics.
He said: "We view table dancing as a form of commercial sexual exploitation, which demeans and exploits women and encourages the perception by some men of women as objects.
No matter what my political affiliations may be, this kind of language demeans the presidency, the Senate - the office Issa is running for - the Republican Party and Issa.
This advert not only demeans animals but it demeans the potential customer by trying to get a joke out of something which is clearly not funny.
Through the agony of his own grief, Bill Cosby - the most prominent and beloved of all the TV celebrities of his time - sees the horror of a culture gone mad that bestows spectacular wealth and fame on him and his kin and magnifies his tragedy even as it demeans the mass of ordinary people.