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Synonyms for demeaningde·mean·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. demeaning, humbling, humiliating, mortifyingadjective

    causing awareness of your shortcomings

    "golf is a humbling game"

    mortifying, embarrassing, humbling, humiliating


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  1. List of paraphrases for "demeaning":

    humiliating, degrading, patronising, insulting

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  1. Cicely Tyson:

    After that, I was offered the part of another whore and I said no because I didn’t want to get typecast and because it was demeaning to Black women.

  2. The Mount Laurel Police Department:

    And he [Mathews] not only used one of the most demeaning terms you can give to a black person, he said it with no hesitation, but he also said it once the police officer came and cursed at the police officer.

  3. Ronald Green:

    There is no place for this type of demeaning or degrading behavior in our Corps -- this includes our actions online, we need to be brutally honest with ourselves and each other. This behavior hurts fellow Marines, family members, and civilians. It is a direct attack on our ethos and legacy.

  4. Derald Wing Sue:

    Oftentimes the perpetrator is unaware that they have engaged in demeaning or offensive comments, so you have to make that visible to them.

  5. Peter Pattakos:

    This young man had every opportunity to get up and leave the room at any time, the identified coaches engaged in actions that constituted inappropriate, demeaning and divisive behavior in a misguided attempt to instill discipline into student-athletes.

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