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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.


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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