What does the word demean mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To behave; conduct; used reflexively.

Usage examples for demean

  1. Daniel Burton, you ain't goin' to demean yourself like that! – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  2. It was raining hard when we got there, but not one of these gorgeous functionaries would demean himself sufficiently to carry an umbrella down to our carriage. – Memoirs of an American Prima Donna by Clara Louise Kellogg
  3. I don't believe Lonny will be willing to demean himself so far. – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
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