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Definition of "degrading" []

  • Tending or intended to degrade: "There is nothing so degrading as the constant anxiety about one's means of livelihood” ( W. Somerset Maugham). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "degrading" in a sentence
  • "Nero's boyish pride by taunting him with what she called his degrading and unmanly subjection to his mother."
  • "The Pentagon is not succeeding in degrading the Taliban's military capacity."
  • "But the Pentagon is, apparently, succeeding in degrading the Taliban's political capacity: in particular, the Taliban's political capacity to strike a deal that ends the war and enforce the deal on its mid-level commanders and footsoldiers."