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Adjective: demeaning  di'mee-ning
  1. Causing awareness of your shortcomings
    "golf is a demeaning game";
    - humbling, humiliating, mortifying
Verb: demean  di'meen
  1. Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
    "She tends to demean younger women colleagues";
    - take down, degrade, disgrace, put down

See also: undignified

Type of: abase, chagrin, humble, humiliate, mortify

Encyclopedia: Demeaning