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Definition of "demeans" [demeans]

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of demean. (verb)

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Use "demeans" in a sentence
  • "Such casual use of the word demeans victims of real censorship, here and abroad."
  • "His trumpeting of the phrase demeans the efforts of those who genuinely care about defending the nation from real threats of terrorism."
  • "Frances Crook, head of the Howard League for Penal Reform, said the "insulting" term demeans individuals and hinders their rehabilitation."