demeaning demeaning  /dɪ ˈmi nɪŋ/


  • (adj) causing awareness of your shortcomings



  1. But some of Doyle's ideas seem demeaning and questionable.
  2. In 1994 he played along when a rancher made a demeaning comment about African Americans.
  3. Second, the argument that supporting the rights of women will insult the Muslim world is demeaning to women and to Muslims.


  • Letters to the Editor Friday

    What on earth has "minority and women-owned business participation" got to do with getting the taxpayers of Savannah the best "bang for their buck" regarding the selection of the design contractor for the city's planned cultural arts center? How demeaning to still discriminate by giving extra "points" based on sex or the color of one's skin, the implication being that minorities and women are ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Savannah Morning News

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