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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adulterate, adulterated, debasedadjective

    mixed with impurities

  2. debased, devalued, degradedadjective

    lowered in value

    "the dollar is low"; "a debased currency"

  3. corrupted, debased, vitiatedadjective

    ruined in character or quality

Webster Dictionary

  1. Debased

    of Debase

  2. Debasedadjective

    turned upside down from its proper position; inverted; reversed

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of debased in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of debased in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of debased in a Sentence

  1. Jose Antonio Vargas:

    Language has power. And I think we saw that in the Trump administration, how it used dehumanizing terms and how it debased language and in turn debased people, if you call them' alien,' of course you're going to put them in jail, of course you're going to lock them up, of course you're not going to care that you're separating little kids from their parents.

  2. Lewis Lapham:

    We might make a public moan in the newspapers about the decay of conscience, but in private conversation, no matter what crimes a man may have committed or how cynically he may have debased his talent or his friends, variations on the answer Yes, but I did it for the money, satisfy all but the most tiresome objections.

  3. Jacqueline Dougé:

    If as a human being, you understand that another human being debased, dehumanized and not treated like you are just because of the color of their skin, I think it's important to feel something. I think is important to acknowledge privilege, i think it's important to ask what am I not doing by being silent that perpetuates this ? How do we open the door so that everyone sits at the table ? That's only done when each of us understands that we have the power to do that.

  4. Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man 1871:

    Man with all his noble qualities, with sympathy which feels for the most debased, with benevolence which extends not only to other men but to the humblest living creature, with his god-like intellect which has penetrated into the movements and constitution of the solar system- with all these exalted powers- Man still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.

  5. Octavio Paz:

    Man, even man debased by the neocapitalism and pseudosocialism of our time, is a marvelous being because he sometimes speaks. Language is the mark, the sign, not of his fall but of his original innocence. Through the Word we may regain the lost kingdom and recover powers we possessed in the far-distant past.

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • A. scarper
    • B. render
    • C. emanate
    • D. affront

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