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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: demerit(0.01317 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to demerit.
English → Indonesian (quick)
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually
given in school or armed forces; “ten demerits and he
loses his privileges”
2: the quality of being inadequate or falling short of
perfection; “they discussed the merits and demerits of her
novel”; “he knew his own faults much better than she did”
[syn: fault] [ant: merit]
English → English (gcide)
Demerit \De*mer"it\, v. t. [Cf. F. d['e]m['e]riter to deserve
ill. See Demerit, n.]
1. To deserve; -- said in reference to both praise and blame.
If I have demerited any love or thanks. --Udall.
Executed as a traitor . . . as he well demerited.
2. To depreciate or cry down. [R.] --Bp. Woolton.
Demerit \De*mer"it\, n. [F. d['e]m['e]rite demerit (in sense 2),
OF. demerite demerit (in sense 1), fr. L. demerere to deserve
well, LL., to deserve well or ill; de- + merere to deserve.
See De-, and Merit.]
1. That which one merits or deserves, either of good or ill;
By many benefits and demerits whereby they obliged
their adherents, [they] acquired this reputation.
2. That which deserves blame; ill desert; a fault; a vice;
misconduct; -- the opposite of merit.
They see no merit or demerit in any man or any
Secure, unless forfeited by any demerit or offense.
3. The state of one who deserves ill.
Demerit \De*mer"it\, v. i.
To deserve praise or blame.