Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
References in periodicals archive ?
Demeaning is an expressive action that, like humiliation, is
The experiment demonstrated that "individuals in high-power/low-status roles chose more demeaning activities for their partners (e.
are antiquated, demeaning and disrespectful" and asks "What do readers think?
What Miller has imagined is demeaning to girls, whose virtues are rated on the basis of body parts.
The constant dilemma for Hattie McDaniel and other notable African American actors of the era--her brother, Sam McDaniel, Louise Beavers, Lena Horne, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Fredi Washington--was to either accept Hollywood's creatively unchallenging and sometimes demeaning roles or leave the film industry.
Coming from such a milieu, an "award" would have been demeaning and an insult to Mel Gibson, to James Caviezel, and particularly to Jesus Christ.
Be firm and forceful, but not hostile or demeaning.
But it isn't the monarchy being demeaned here, the Queen is demeaning herself by being so petty.
I am not demeaning cheerleading skills," says Lopiano, "but is it a bona fide athletic opportunity for women or a convenient one for the athletic department?
A total of 186 people contacted the Advertising Standards Authority to label the newspaper advert ``offensive and demeaning to women'' and for ``trivialising the war in Iraq''.
I find it appalling and believe it to be a disgrace and quite discouraging to see a black man displayed in such a demeaning manner.
Whipping Woman, 1964, illustrates an aggressively demeaning view of woman as mindless body--all bloated belly and breasts, topped by a tiny head.