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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of debase.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Turned upside down from its proper position; inverted; reversed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Reduced in quality or state; lowered in purity or fineness; adulterated.
- Lowered morally; degraded; despicable.
- In heraldry, reversed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. mixed with impurities
- adj. lowered in value
- adj. ruined in character or quality
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"Just when you thought he couldn't get any lower, Carl once again debased himself and the entire political process," a spokesman for Mr. Cuomo, Josh Vlasto, said.
How debased is the public discourse when Donald Trump is the voice of reason?
Note, It is just with God to debase those by his judgments who have by sin debased themselves.
It was far debased from the English she had learned in Cairo during the last century.
One of the tests for someone or something to qualify as an icon—a term so debased by overuse that it needs to be sparingly applied—should be the fifty-year rule.
He had the sultani gold coins debased and reduced in size in response to increased competition with multinational currencies in the Mediterranean.
I find that in 1631 our house of burgesses desired of the privy council in England, a coin debased to twenty-five per cent.; that in 1645 they forbid dealing by barter for tobacco, and established the Spanish piece of eight at six shillings, as the standard of their currency; that in 1655 they changed it to five shillings sterling.
The unbidden guests examine a row of family portraits, but are too dull to recognize them as men and women, beneath the disguise of a preposterous garb, and with features and expression debased, because inherited through ages of moral and physical decay.
Mr Murdoch, he says, has broken his word and debased journalistic standards.
I find that in 1631 our house of burgesses desired of the privy council in England, a coin debased to twenty-five per cent: that in 1645 they forbid dealing by barter for tobacco, and established the Spanish piece of eight at six shillings, as the standard of their currency: that in 1655 they changed it to five shillings sterling.