debasing debasing  /dɪ ˈbeɪ sɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) used of conduct; characterized by dishonor

Usage(s):

  1. Poverty, chaos and porous borders have turned prostitution into a global growth industry, debasing the women and children of the world Search all issues of PTI Magazine.
  2. He believes that the crisis-fighting measures coming out of Washington are merely delaying the inevitable, debasing the dollar and loading future taxpayers with huge debts.
  3. The Clintonized town meeting is inherently undignified, debasing by design.

News

  1. Currency Funds Gained 0.7% in May as Dollar Rallied, Parker Says

    Foreign-exchange funds gained 0.7 percent in May as the dollar rallied amid speculation the Federal Reserve may reduce asset purchases that risk debasing the currency, according to Parker Global Strategies LLC.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. CNN to Revive ‘Crossfire,’ Home for Political Clamor

    Canceled in 2005 amid complaints that it was debasing political debate, the show that pits a liberal against a conservative is set to return in the fall.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. CNN to Revive ‘Crossfire,’ Early Home for Political Shouting Matches

    Canceled in 2005 amid complaints that it was debasing political debate, the show that pits a liberal against a conservative is set to return in the fall.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "Debasing what has been a strong currency and making it weaker and weaker is in the end going to destroy the euro," Rogers said in an interview at the Rafael Del Pino Foundation in Madrid today. "In the interim, I'm long the euro."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Jim Rogers Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "Nothing justifies the kind of debasing language that David Shuster used and no temporary suspension or half-hearted apology is sufficient," Senator Clinton wrote to NBC News president Steve Capus, who apparently has called her to apologise.
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: The Age

  3. "If I had done it [first] I'd have been ridiculed for debasing the Times," Mr Murdoch said today. "But I'm glad the Independent has gone ahead because now we can try to do it without any problems."
    on Nov 21, 2003 By: Rupert Murdoch Source: Media Guardian

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