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demean is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of demean in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of demean


  1. To debase; to lower; to degrade.
  2. To subtract the mean from (a value, or every observation in a dataset).
  3. To mortify.
  4. To conduct; to behave; to comport; followed by the reflexive pronoun.
  5. To humble, humble oneself; to humiliate.
  6. To manage; to conduct; to treat.


  1. Demesne.
  2. Behavior; conduct; bearing; demeanor.
  3. Resources; means.
  4. Management; treatment.

demean frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word demean occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics demean can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that demean can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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