debased debased  /də ˈbeɪst/


  1. (adj) mixed with impurities
  2. (adj) lowered in value
  3. (adj) ruined in character or quality


  1. In television, which functions not just as a business and debased art form but also as an increasingly fractured nation's de facto mirror of itself, the threshold is much lower.
  2. It is with a kind of horror that the modern reader finds an appalling crime described in a debased Tom Swift idiom.
  3. By today's debased standard, the comedy is genteel, but not so the incidental epiphanies, like a brief shot of a hearse to show the future that awaited some of Preach's classmates.



  1. "All we can do is to put our money into real assets because paper money everywhere is being debased," Jim Rogers, Singapore-based chairman of Rogers Holdings, told Bloomberg Television today. "I'm not selling gold forever."
    on May 11, 2010 By: Jim Rogers Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "In a world where some treat life as something to be debased and discarded, we need your message that all human life is sacred ...... ," Bush said.
    on Apr 16, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Malaysia Star

  3. For instance, Brown said in an April 2000 speech, "where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. . . . The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral...
    on Apr 21, 2005 By: Janice Rogers Brown Source: Washington Post

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