"demeaning" in the verb sense
1. take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put down
reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
"She tends to put down younger women colleagues"
"His critics took him down after the lecture"
"demeaning" in the adjective sense
1. demeaning, humbling, humiliating, mortifying
causing awareness of your shortcomings
"golf is a humbling game"
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