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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Tending or intended to degrade: "There is nothing so degrading as the constant anxiety about one's means of livelihood” ( W. Somerset Maugham).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of degrade.
  • adj. that degrades

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. causing humiliation or degradation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Dishonoring; debasing; disgraceful: as, degrading obsequiousness.
  • Lowering; bringing to a lower level; wearing down.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. used of conduct; characterized by dishonor
  • adj. harmful to the mind or morals

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