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 Dictionary entry overview: What does degrading mean? 

DEGRADING (adjective)
  The adjective DEGRADING has 2 senses:

1. harmful to the mind or morals
2. used of conduct; characterized by dishonor

  Familiarity information: DEGRADING used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DEGRADING (adjective)

Sense 1degrading [BACK TO TOP]


Harmful to the mind or morals


degrading; corrupting

Context examples:

corrupt judges and their corrupting influence / the vicious and degrading cult of violence


harmful; noxious (injurious to physical or mental health)

Sense 2degrading [BACK TO TOP]


Used of conduct; characterized by dishonor


debasing; degrading


dishonorable; dishonourable (lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor)

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