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Degraded meaning

degraded - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Degrade
  2. 2. Reduced in rank, character, or reputation; debased; sunken; low; base.
  3. 3. Having the typical characters or organs in a partially developed condition, or lacking certain parts.
  4. 4. Having steps; - said of a cross each of whose extremities finishes in steps growing larger as they leave the center; - termed also on degrees.
  5. 5. Lowered; debased.

degraded - examples of usage

  1. Charles Edward was the victim neither of an hereditary vice nor of a mental disease; drink was in his case not a form of madness, but merely the ruling passion of a broken- spirited and degraded nature. - "The Countess of Albany", Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee).
  2. " I should be raised to the station which he has gained by his courage and gallantry; no lady in the land could be degraded by marrying him. - "Won from the Waves", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. It is strange to find that opium- smoking in these dens is not altogether confined to the Chinese, but some degraded white men are occasionally captured by the marshal in a raid on a China house. - "Two Years in Oregon", Wallis Nash.
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