how to pronounce demerit


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demerit is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of demerit


  1. That which one merits or deserves, either of good or ill; desert.
  2. A quality of being inadequate; a fault; a disadvantage.
  3. A mark given for bad conduct to a person attending an educational institution or serving in the army.


  1. To deserve.
  2. To depreciate or cry down.

demerit frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word demerit occurs in english on average 0 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 demerit 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 demerit can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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