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DEMERIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does demerit mean? 

DEMERIT (noun)
  The noun DEMERIT has 2 senses:

1. a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces
2. the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection

  Familiarity information: DEMERIT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEMERIT (noun)


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Meaning:

A mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

ten demerits and he loses his privileges

Hypernyms ("demerit" is a kind of...):

brand; mark; stain; stigma (a symbol of disgrace or infamy)


Sense 2demerit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

demerit; fault

Context examples:

they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel / he knew his own faults much better than she did

Hypernyms ("demerit" is a kind of...):

worth (the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful)

Antonym:

merit (any admirable quality or attribute)


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