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Definition of demerit:

  1. That which deserves blame; ill desert; a fault; a vice; misconduct; - the opposite of merit.
  2. That which one merits or deserves, either of good or ill; desert.
  3. The state of one who deserves ill.
  4. To depreciate or cry down.
  5. To deserve praise or blame.
  6. To deserve; - said in reference to both praise and blame.

Synonyms:

defect, loss of distinction, fracture, loss of points, punishment, break, error, fault, loss of credit, mark against one, shift, geological fault, bad mark, faulting, flaw, mistake.

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