Belittle and Degrade


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Belittle verb – To express scornfully one's low opinion of.
Degrade is a synonym for belittle in run down topic. In some cases you can use "Degrade" instead a verb "Belittle".
Nearby Word: belittling
Synonyms for Belittle


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Degrade verb – To reduce to a lower standing in one's own eyes or in others' eyes.
Usage example: the players degraded themselves with their crude antics off the field

Belittle is a synonym for degrade in shame topic. Sometimes you can use "Belittle" instead a verb "Degrade".
Nearby Words: degradation, degrading
Synonyms for Degrade

Common collocations

woman belittle woman degrade woman
people belittle people degrade people
everyone belittle everyone degrade everyone
sister belittle sister degrade sister

Both words in one sentence

  • Beldam in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door goes out of her way to belittle, berate, and degrade her sister Vivian at every opportunity; her taunts in the Japanese version have even resulted in a certain amount of ambiguity regarding her actual gender in said version.
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Degrade or Belittle. 2016. Accessed November 28, 2020.

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