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self-degradation

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of degrading one's self, or the state of being so degraded.

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Examples

  • The public forum in which I was able to witness this young black woman's self-degradation was simply appalling.

    Kalia N. Baker: The Scholar and the Stripper

  • Be skeptical of "memoirs" that glamorize booze, drugs, self-degradation and risk-taking by turning them into "art."

    David Leibow: Can You Catch Cutting and Burning from Your Friends?

  • Was she praying for better business that night, or was she praying for the day when she can finally bide farewell to this form of self-degradation?

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • With this victory, Heras has officially crossed the line that separates sandbagging from self-degradation, and I could not help feeling sorry for runner-up Michael Hutchinson, who felt "gutted:"

    In the Fold: Small Bikes and Fancy Pants

  • Of course the network never knew to what depths of self-degradation I had descended for that interview, or how my status as a queer national was forever tarnished.

    Gabriel Rotello: Ben Hur, RuPaul and Me

  • Or did it reach South Park levels of self-degradation?

    Good grief. Now Giacomo Vigna is threatening to sue me! - Ezra Levant

  • I am prepared to believe that Lib Dem activists as well as their MPs are into kinky acts of self-degradation which will end in electoral humiliation - viz voting for the sanctimonious old hypocrite the Reverend Mrs Hughes.

    Hughes Sorry Now? Simon Shows Signs of Panic at Huhne Advance

  • Kant classifies as vices contrary to perfect duties to oneself as an animal and moral being, suicide and self-mutilation, gluttony and drunkenness, and sexual self-degradation (MM 6: 417-28).

    Kant and Hume on Morality

  • Among these duties are the perfect duties to oneself to avoid vices of suicide, self-mutilation, gluttony, drunkenness, sexual self-degradation (duties to oneself as an animal and moral being), lying, avarice, and servility

    Kant and Hume on Morality

  • Unless we're English, it seems to epitomize human self-degradation in general, perversion forsaking virtue, for which sexual depravity is only an instance, and homosexuality only a diversionary target.

    The Essence of Faggotry

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