degrading degrading  /dɪ ˈɡreɪ dɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) harmful to the mind or morals
  2. (adj) used of conduct; characterized by dishonor

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. South African students stage a demonstration in protest against a video recording of black workers made to perform degrading acts by white students.
  2. The guards cut off their clothes, and then the degrading demands began.
  3. The guys spend their spare time degrading women they pick up in bars, making one strip, crawl on the floor and bark like a dog.

News

  1. Gregg Popovich on misery

    http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2013/0620/nba_a_popovich_b1_576.jpg Coaching, says Popovich before Game 7, is for "sick puppies." Gregg Popovich has concocted his own brand of entertainment, which comes in the form of a press conference. He has been honing his technique for decades, and by 2013 it's thick with degrading journalists and picking at the premise of essentially every topic raised. But ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

  2. MBJ: Indiana’s self-serving sequel on manufacturing study

    Indiana has employed a scorched earth economic development strategy of degrading the manufacturing and logistical capabilities of its Midwestern neighbors and Southern competitors such as Mississippi.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Mississippi Business Journal

  3. Novel Enzyme from Tiny Gribble Could Prove a Boon for Biofuels Research

    Researchers from the U.K., NREL, and the University of Kentucky have published a paper describing novel cellulose-degrading enzyme from a marine wood borer Limnoria quadripunctata, commonly known as the gribble. Gribbles exhibit a relatively unique ability to produce their own enzymes instead of using symbiotic microbes to break down the biomass they eat. New biomass-degrading enzymes from novel ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

Quotes

  1. "It is clearly stated in Article 5 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights that.......... 'No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,'" Lohan said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Lindsay Lohan Source: USANewsWeek.com

  2. "It came to the point where we were getting customer complaints from women who found the content getting too degrading and objectionable, as well as parents who were upset with what their kids were able to see," Philip W. Schiller, head of...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Philip Schiller Source: Politics Daily (blog)

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