Definition of degrading in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəˈɡrādiNG/


Causing a loss of self-respect; humiliating: cruel or degrading treatment
More example sentences
  • ‘It exposed a level of degrading and humiliating treatment of elderly people that should not be tolerated in this or any other society,’ he said.
  • But if he's captured in a humiliating or degrading way, it may discourage people from joining the movement.
  • Regarding the incident as one more humiliation in a degrading illness, I shuffled down the hall to a dirty, cramped toilet compartment.
humiliating, demeaning, shameful, mortifying, ignominious, undignified, inglorious, wretched



Example sentences
  • He also demands answers as to ‘Why I was physically abused, and degradingly stripped by force, then paraded in front of several cameras toted by personnel.’
  • ‘That was the easiest test of the year,’ someone said degradingly behind them.
  • But because they have been so degradingly de-funded, we have allowed our schools to be left without the resources to resist this deal with the devil.

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Syllabification: de·grad·ing

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