- 1. take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put down, humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase
- usage: reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture"
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- 1. demeaning, humbling, humiliating, mortifying, undignified (vs. dignified)
- usage: causing awareness of your shortcomings; "golf is a humbling game"
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