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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.
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The vandalism of the soon-to-open Orange Line busway demeans the entire Valley.
In 1999 for example, a number of Catholic news services reported that John Paul II when given a copy of the Koran in front of witnesses, kissed this Muslim "bible" which amongst other nefarious things denies the existence of the Holy Trinity and demeans the Mother of God.
It is demeaning to our black citizens and it demeans our society.
The slogan belittles a serious medical condition and demeans women, according to those who complained.
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.
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.