Demean and Disparage


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Demean verb – To reduce to a lower standing in one's own eyes or in others' eyes.
Usage example: we were demeaned by our shabby appearance at the funeral

Disparage is a synonym for demean in humble topic. In some cases you can use "Disparage" instead a verb "Demean", when it comes to topics like humiliate, undermine. popular alternative
Nearby Words: demeanor, demeaning
Synonyms for Demean


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Disparage verb – To express scornfully one's low opinion of.
Demean is a synonym for disparage in humiliate topic. You can use "Demean" instead a verb "Disparage", if it concerns topics such as undermine. popular alternative
Nearby Words: disparagement, disparaging, disparagingly
Synonyms for Disparage

Common collocations

side demean side disparage side
actors demean actors disparage actors
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