Definition of Debasement

1. Noun. Being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating.

Exact synonyms: Adulteration
Generic synonyms: Impureness, Impurity
Derivative terms: Debase

2. Noun. Changing to a lower state (a less respected state).

Definition of Debasement

1. n. The act of debasing or the state of being debased.

Definition of Debasement

1. Noun. The act of debasing or the state of being debased; a lowering, especially in character or quality. ¹

2. Noun. The lowering of the value of a currency by reducing the amount of valuable metal in the coins. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Debasement

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Debasement

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Literary usage of Debasement

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1. The Ways and Means of Payment: A Full Analysis of the Credit System, with by Stephen Colwell (1859)
"The debasement of the coins was carried much farther in France than in England. ... Such a succession of frauds as this debasement of the French coins ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"To this was added the loss »nil inconvenience arising from the debasement of the currency often resorted to by sovereigns as well as by repub- Ikan states. ..."

3. The Works of Thomas Goodwin, D.D. by Thomas Goodwin (1863)
"And that his person was the subject of this debasement and humiliation. But to speak yet more distinctly, the matter of his satisfaction lies in these three ..."

4. Studies on Slavery, in Easy Lessons: Compiled Into Eight Studies, and by John Fletcher (1852)
"But we refer all these displays of debasement to the result of the degradation, of which slavery is only the moral, the natural consequence. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Until coinage became a state function a continued debasement was impossible, since it was open to any one to refuse the money offered in payment if' it was ..."

6. Man's unconscious passion by Wilfrid Lay (1920)
"I. debasement of the Love Object Continuing from the place last quoted (p. 167), Freud says: "The chief protective means against such disorder (psychic ..."

7. English Heraldry by Charles Boutell (1867)
"Later debasement. Revival of English Heraldry. Heraldic Art. " Sans changer."—MOTTO OF STANLEY. ENGLISH Heraldry, as it exists amongst us in our own times, ..."

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