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Verb
To cause a severe loss in the dignity of and respect for (someone or something)
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“But when they demean a work of beauty and dignity that has shaped English history and literature as no other book, they invite retribution.”
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To manage
“I shall endeavor to demean myself with utmost respect when our pastor comes to visit.”
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To cause to seem less impressive or valuable
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Blame, detract from
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To throw into a state of self-conscious distress
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Do something in such a way as to emphasize that one clearly regards it as below one's dignity or level of importance
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Treat in a way that is apparently kind or helpful but that betrays a feeling of superiority
Noun
An act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings
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