What does debased mean?

Definitions for debased
de·based

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word debased.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adulterate, adulterated, debased(adj)

    mixed with impurities

  2. debased, devalued, degraded(adj)

    lowered in value

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

  3. corrupted, debased, vitiated(adj)

    ruined in character or quality

Webster Dictionary

  1. Debased

    of Debase

  2. Debased(adj)

    turned upside down from its proper position; inverted; reversed

How to pronounce debased?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say debased in sign language?

  1. debased

Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Nadine Gordimer:

    The primacy of the word, basis of the human psyche, that has in our age been used for mind-bending persuasion and brain-washing pulp, disgraced by Gobbles and debased by advertising copy, remains a force for freedom that flies out between all bars.

  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.

Images & Illustrations of debased

  1. debaseddebaseddebaseddebaseddebased

Popularity rank by frequency of use

debased#100000#108205#333333

Translations for debased

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for debased »

Translation

Find a translation for the debased definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these debased definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"debased." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 13 Aug. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/debased>.

Are we missing a good definition for debased? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for debased:


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.