Definition of degrading:
scornful, contemptuous, corrupting, derisory, derogative, defamatory, insulting, noxious, discreditable, contaminating, slanderous, demeaning, depreciatory, compromising, denigratory, libellous, deprecatory, debasing, study at mean, decrying, dishonorable, denigrative, humiliating, detractive, scurrilous, pejorative, slighting, disdainful, bad, disparaging, disgraceful, depreciative, dishonourable, shameful, harmful, uncomplimentary.
- abasing (part of speech: verb)
- misusing (part of speech: verb)
- perverting (part of speech: verb)
- cheapening (part of speech: verb)
- "Basil", Wilkie Collins.
- "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.