from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Demeanor; behavior.

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  • verb Present participle of demean.
  • adjective degrading; that degrades

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  • adjective causing awareness of your shortcomings


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  • My adjectival use: 'He found that working for the police in public was a demeaning experience.'

    August 22, 2011