demerit demerit  /di ˈmɛ rət/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces
  2. (n) the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection

Usage(s):

  1. Its single greatest demerit and this is a big one was that it wasn't particularly watertight.
  2. They can do this by walking a mile for each demerit.
  3. But ice cream childhood's caviar, poor man's pheasant, fat lady's tempter has the demerit of needing sugar as well as milk.

News

  • Sounders FC vs. Vancouver, injury report

    SOUNDERS FC — OUT: M Osvaldo Alonso (L quad strain), GK Josh Ford (R patella fracture), M Steve Zakuani (athletic pubalgia). QUESTIONABLE: D Ashani Fairclough (L adductor strain). WHITECAPS FC — OUT: D Jay DeMerit (L torn Achilles tendon), D Brad Rusin (L calf strain), M/F Omar Salgado (
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

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