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DEGRADING

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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]

Meaning:

Harmful to the mind or morals

Synonyms:

degrading; corrupting

Context examples:

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

Similar:

harmful; noxious (injurious to physical or mental health)


Sense 2degrading [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used of conduct; characterized by dishonor

Synonyms:

debasing; degrading

Similar:

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


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