Definition of degrading adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪˈɡreɪdɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈɡreɪdɪŋ//
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treating somebody as if they have no value, so that they lose their self-respect and the respect of other people the inhuman and degrading treatment of prisoners Many people agree that pornography is degrading to women.Extra examples He found the work very degrading. pictures that are degrading to women the rather degrading conditions in the prison
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