Thesaurus

demeans

verb (1)
present tense third-person singular of demean

Synonyms & Antonyms of demeans

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to lower in character, dignity, or quality
  • it demeans the political process to demand that candidates make promises that everyone knows are unrealistic

Synonyms for demeans

Words Related to demeans

Near Antonyms for demeans

Antonyms for demeans

demeans

verb (2)
present tense third-person singular of demean

Synonyms & Antonyms of demeans (Entry 2 of 2)

to manage the actions of (oneself) in a particular way
  • I shall endeavor to demean myself with utmost respect when our pastor comes to visit

Synonyms for demeans

Words Related to demeans

Near Antonyms for demeans

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About demeans

Thesaurus Entries Near demeans

demeanors

demeans

demented

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Demeans.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/demeans. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on demeans

Nglish: Translation of demeans for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of demeans for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!