Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: degrading
IPA transcription: [dɪɡɹ'eɪdɪŋ]
Pronunciations of degrading
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: debasing, degrading
    Meaning: used of conduct; characterized by dishonor
  • Synonyms: corrupting, degrading
    Meaning: harmful to the mind or morals; "corrupt judges and their corrupting influence"; "the vicious and degrading cult of violence"
Usage examples
  • "To whom is it degrading?"
  • Degrading and debasing curiosity
  • "You say degrading ... don't say that.
  • "But, for God's sake, which is better?--leave your child, or keep up this degrading position?"
  • The avoidance of certain kinds of work which, by social convention, come to be regarded as degrading, takes much ability out of business.
  • Darwinism, which at first was declared by the clergy to be brutal, degrading, atheistic, and anti-Christian, is now included as part of the Bible teaching.
  • Your cowardly seducer must pay with his life the penalty due to his crime, and he ought never to receive, by marrying you, an unjust reward, for he is not worthy of possessing you after degrading himself by the vilest conduct."
  • They should be for ever stimulating each other to increased exercise of their higher faculties, and increased direction of their feelings and aims towards wise instead of foolish, elevating instead of degrading, objects and contemplations.
  • As soon as the mechanical fuel-shifter has been adopted, and the boilers have been properly insulated in order to prevent the overheating of the stoke-hole, the stoker will be raised to the rank of a secondary engineer, and his work will cease to be looked upon as in any sense degrading.
  • In short, to sum up all in a few words, or in a single one, I may tell you I am Don Quixote of La Mancha, otherwise called 'The Knight of the Rueful Countenance;' for though self-praise is degrading, I must perforce sound my own sometimes, that is to say, when there is no one at hand to do it for me.
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