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Definition of Demean


  1. To manage; to conduct; to treat.
  2. To conduct; to behave; to comport; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun.
  3. To debase; to lower; to degrade; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun.
  4. Management; treatment.
  5. Behavior; conduct; bearing; demeanor.
  6. Demesne.
  7. Resources; means.

Demean Quotations

What does it mean to love someone with all your heart? It means to love with all your emotional feelings and with all your devotion. Surely when you love your wife with all your heart, you cannot demean her, criticize her, find fault with her, or abuse her by words, sullen behavior, or actions.
Ezra Taft Benson

I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man's self-respect is a sin.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Evolution isn't just a story about where we came from. It's an epic at the center of life itself. Far from robbing our lives of meaning, it instills an appreciation for the beautiful, enduring, and ultimately triumphant fabric of life that covers our planet. Understanding that doesn't demean human life - it enhances it.
Kenneth R. Miller

We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.
David Sarnoff

I mean, if you degrade someone, you isolate them, you control them, you call them names, you demean them. That's a horrible existence for people.
Phil McGraw
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Demean Translations

demean in German is sich benehmen
demean in Spanish is rebajar
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