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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Demeaning(0.01157 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to Demeaning.
English → Indonesian (quick)
English → English (WordNet)
adj : causing awareness of your shortcomings; “golf is a humbling
game” [syn: humbling, humiliating, mortifying]
English → English (gcide)
Demean \De*mean"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Demeaned; p. pr. & vb.
n. Demeaning.] [OF. demener to 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.
2. To conduct; to behave; to comport; -- followed by the
They have demeaned themselves
Like men born to renown by life or death. --Shak.
They answered . . . that they should demean
themselves according to their instructions.
3. To debase; to lower; to degrade; -- followed by the
Her son would demean himself by a marriage with an
artist's daughter. --Thackeray.
Note: This sense is probably due to a false etymology which
regarded the word as connected with the adjective mean.