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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.”
To manage
“I shall endeavor to demean myself with utmost respect when our pastor comes to visit.”
To cause to seem less impressive or valuable
Blame, detract from
To throw into a state of self-conscious distress
Do something in such a way as to emphasize that one clearly regards it as below one's dignity or level of importance
Treat in a way that is apparently kind or helpful but that betrays a feeling of superiority
An act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings
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