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Synonyms for demean

demean yourself


  • 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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To demean, the person or entity expressing the denigrating message
The tax authorities can see at a glance who the wealthy are amongst us and there would be no need to demean anybody, that is unless the wealthy considered themselves demeaned by having to pay a bit of tax to help run the country.
Just don't try to demean someone who was trying to make a point and get your attention.
She said: 'To have a big pop concert to say 'let's make the world a better place, let's make poverty history but you don't have to do anything in particular' starts to demean the seriousness of the suffering of those who are oppressed and suffering.
No, she means it would demean HER to have to attend an occasion that wasn't all pomp and ceremony.
The state cannot demean their existence or control their destiny by making their private sexual conduct a crime,' he said.
If a new study is to be believed, it is because individuals in roles that possess power but lack status have a tendency to engage in activities that demean others.
Aquamarine'' demands little of its audience, but it doesn't demean it, either, which in this day and age is something worth noting.
Robert Griffiths believes `schooling sessions' demean the value of jumps racing
For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens, in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.
The retailer's customer service centers were immediately besieged with e-mail, snail-mail, and telephone complaints that it was aiding and abetting the drive to demean home schooling.
PRACTICALLY EVERY DAY ON radio, TV, or in the press, you will hear a famous coach demean the NBA for undermining college basketball by encouraging the superstars to drop out and get rich in the NBA -- crippling their education and societal development.
A profoundly independent artist, he makes connections between his own history and other communities, exhuming a complex, historical basis for cultural stereotypes and addressing their power to identif as well as demean.
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.
Rubin added: "I would think you would recognise when somebody is trying to demean the activities of a woman.