[ UK /dɪbˈe‍ɪst/ ]
[ US /dəˈbeɪst/ ]
  1. ruined in character or quality
  2. lowered in value
    the dollar is low
    a debased currency
  3. mixed with impurities
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How To Use debased In A Sentence

  • When it comes to playing debased, self-destructive women, Leigh is the best actress in Hollywood.
  • This disgusting spectacle provides a revealing insight into the debased nature of what passes for political discussion in Britain today.
  • Concepts highly prized by Puritans still exist in debased form in American mass culture.
  • Eclecticism flourished in the 19th century and survived, though much debased, in gated communities and suburban tract housing.
  • It would be sounded high that he debased human nature, which has a "cognation," so the reverend and learned Doctor Cudworth calls it, with the divine; that the soul of man, immaterial and immortal by its nature, was made to contemplate higher and nobler objects than this sensible world, and even than itself, since it was made to contemplate God and to be united to Him. Letters to Sir William Windham and Mr. Pope
  • Perrin says in the essay that he believes Williams en. (UK_writer) is less famous than Tolkien or C.S. Lewis partly because he wrote fiction only for adults, not for adults and children: “All Hallows Eve will never be a TV special – or if it is, it will be so debased and vulgarized as to make most TV specials of great books seem works of astonishing fidelity.” 2008 October 23 « One-Minute Book Reviews
  • a debased currency
  • The currency was hopelessly debased, the government corrupt, the armies more interested in plundering the provinces than protecting them; many people believed the dissolution of the empire was at hand. Superversive: Gondor, Byzantium, and Feudalism
  • The medical profession has been debased by these revelations.
  • A man doesn't get delirium tremens even if he smokes more than is good for him; he doesn't become a debased mortal; there is nothing about tobacco which makes a man beat his wife or assault his mother-in-law -- rather the reverse, in fact, for tobacco is a soother and a quietener of the passions, and many a man, I daresay, has been prevented from doing rash things in the way of retaliation, when he has lit his pipe and had a good think over his affairs. The Social History of Smoking
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