bemean

[ bih-meen ]
/ bɪˈmin /

verb (used with object), be·meaned, be·mean·ing. Archaic.

to make mean; demean; debase (usually used reflexively).

Nearby words

  1. bema,
  2. bemaul,
  3. bemazed,
  4. bemba,
  5. bembo,
  6. bemedaled,
  7. bemelmans,
  8. bemidji,
  9. bemire,
  10. bemoan

Origin of bemean

First recorded in 1645–55; be- + mean2

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bemean

/ (bɪˈmiːn) /

verb

a less common word for demean 1
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