harmful, humiliating, contaminating, insulting, dishonorable, libellous, disdainful, derogative, demeaning, pejorative, noxious, disparaging, slighting, uncomplimentary, defamatory, bad, scornful, depreciative, slanderous, scurrilous, detractive, contemptuous, discreditable, decrying, denigratory, denigrative, compromising, dishonourable, study at mean, derisory, depreciatory, disgraceful, deprecatory, shameful
abasing (part of speech: verb)
misusing (part of speech: verb)
perverting (part of speech: verb)
cheapening (part of speech: verb)
- " All, and more than all, which that degrading engagement could imply, I will do. - "Basil", Wilkie Collins.
- Shaw urged, in effect, that Home Rule was as bad as Home Influences and Home Cooking, and all the other degrading domesticities that began with the word " Home." - "George Bernard Shaw", Gilbert K. Chesterton.
- All my life I have had one steady aim before me, and that has been to purify and ennoble the detective service; and I am sure that all this sort of business is degrading in the extreme to operatives engaged upon it. - "The Spiritualists and the Detectives", Allan Pinkerton.