Definition of Debased

1. Adjective. Mixed with impurities.

Exact synonyms: Adulterate, Adulterated
Similar to: Impure



2. Adjective. Lowered in value. "A debased currency"
Exact synonyms: Degraded, Devalued
Similar to: Low

3. Adjective. Ruined in character or quality.
Exact synonyms: Corrupted, Vitiated
Similar to: Corrupt

Definition of Debased

1. a. Turned upside down from its proper position; inverted; reversed.

Definition of Debased

1. Verb. (past of debase) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Debased

1. debase [v] - See also: debase

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Debased

debarked
debarker
debarkers
debarking
debarks
debarment
debarments
debarred
debarring
debars
debase
debased (current term)
debaser
debasers
debases
debasing
debasingly
debatable
debatably
debate
debateable
debated
debateful
debatement

Literary usage of Debased

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"That Congress had debased the coinage one sixteenth would not establish the right to further debase it; would, at most, indicate that the power to regulate ..."

2. Political Economy by Francis Amasa Walker (1888)
"debased Coin.—We now approach a question which should be decided entirely upon the principles regulating the value of money already laid down, ..."

3. Political Economy by Francis Amasa Walker (1884)
"debased COIN : SEIGNIORAGE. 152. debased Coin.—We now approach a question which should be decided entirely upon the principles regulating the value of money ..."

4. Letters Written in the Interior of Cuba: Between the Mountains of Arcana, to by Abiel Abbot (1829)
"Sincerely do I hope, that our national character will never be debased by the toleration ... or debased natives shall attempt to introduce barbarous sports, ..."

5. Introduction to the Study of Economics by Charles Jesse Bullock (1908)
"debased Money. Gresham's Law. § 147. ... have often declared various gold and silver coins to be full legal tender in payment of debased debts. ..."

6. Satan in society by Nicholas Francis Cooke, Physician (1873)
"Men not Reformed, but Women debased by the Ballot. a new and alarming element of discord into the family circle, already weakened, weU-nigh ruined, ..."

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