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).
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- 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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Nero's boyish pride by taunting him with what she called his degrading and unmanly subjection to his mother.
The Pentagon is not succeeding in degrading the Taliban's military capacity.
But the Pentagon is, apparently, succeeding in degrading the Taliban's political capacity: in particular, the Taliban's political capacity to strike a deal that ends the war and enforce the deal on its mid-level commanders and footsoldiers.
He said some immigrants were being detained in degrading conditions, and cited numerous allegations of beatings by police officers.
I hope that this time we are not the leader in degrading our democracy, but have the wisdom to direct our outrage to produce a better government.
Ask instead if something truly harmful and degrading is being glorified.
"We are seeing an alarming trend in degrading financial health," said Navy Capt.
Because the notion that it�s inherently degrading is so ubiquitious, it is de facto humiliating and opting out is no more optional than asserting that pissing your pants in public isn�t humiliating just because you say so.
the whole issue of the women in the ring and what they call degrading and demeaning behavior towards women.
"Yet, your letter, in every line, seems to imply some strange responsibility on my part for what you speak of as the degrading position you now occupy.