- demean (v.)
- "lower in dignity," c. 1600, perhaps from de- "down" + mean (adj.) and modeled on debase. Indistinguishable in some uses from obsolete demean (see demeanor) which influenced it and may be its true source. Related: Demeaned; demeaning.
- 1. I wasn't going to demean myself by acting like a suspicious wife.
- 2. I wouldn't demean myself by asking for charity.
- 3. Don't demean yourself by telling such obvious lies.
- 4. Such lier will demean you.
- 5. He find it demean to ask his wife to support the family.
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