Definition of Debasing

1. Adjective. Used of conduct; characterized by dishonor.

Exact synonyms: Degrading
Similar to: Dishonorable, Dishonourable



Definition of Debasing

1. Verb. (present participle of debase) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Debasing

1. debase [v] - See also: debase

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Debasing

debarments
debarred
debarring
debars
debase
debased
debaser
debasers
debases
debasing (current term)
debasingly
debatable
debatably
debate
debateable
debated
debateful
debatement
debatements
debater
debaters
debates
debatest
debateth

Literary usage of Debasing

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1. The Thirty Years' War on Silver: Money Scientifically Treated and Logically by Adolphus Leigh Fitzgerald (1903)
"debasing THE MONEY. Of late years we have been, and at this very time are, hearing of " debasing the currency ; " and,these things come from those high in ..."

2. Elements of Mental Philosophy: Abridged and Designed as a Text-book for by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1854)
"Of wit as it consists in burlesque or in debasing objects The first method which wit employs in exciting the feelings of the ludicrous, is by debasing those ..."

3. Mental Philosophy: Embracing the Three Departments of the Intellect by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1869)
"Of wit as it consists in burlesque or in debasing objects. The first method which wit employs in exciting the feeling of the ludicrous is by debasing those ..."

4. Elements of Mental Philosophy Enbracing the Two Departments of the Intellect by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1841)
"Of wit as it consists in burlesque or in debasing objects. The first method which wit employs in exciting the feeling of the ludicrous is by debasing those ..."

5. Original Letters Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal by Henry Ellis (1846)
"The French King getting the gold and silver from France and Flanders into his hands by debasing his Coin. ..."

6. The History of Modern Europe: With an Account of the Decline & Fall of the by William Russell, Charles Coote (1822)
"The feudal system, however, with all its imperfections, and the disorders to which it gave birth, was by no means so debasing to humanity as the uniform ..."

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