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demean

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verb, de·mean \di-ˈmēn\

Definition of demean

demeaneddemeaning

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to conduct or behave (oneself) usually in a proper manner




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demean

verb, de·mean

Definition of demean

demeaneddemeaning

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to lower in character, status, or reputation



Origin of demean

de- + 1mean


First Known Use: 1601


DEMEAN Defined for Kids

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demean

play
verb de·mean \di-ˈmēn\

Definition of demean for Students

demeaneddemeaning

  1. :  behave 2 <He demeaned himself like a gentleman.>




2

demean

play
verb de·mean

Definition of demean for Students

demeaneddemeaning

  1. :  to lower in character or dignity <She feels that such work demeans her.>





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