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View synonyms for bemean

bemean

[ bih-meen ]

verb (used with object)

, Archaic.
, be·meaned, be·mean·ing.
  1. to make mean; demean; debase (usually used reflexively).


bemean

/ bɪˈmiːn /

verb

  1. See demean
    a less common word for demean 1


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bemean1

First recorded in 1645–55; be- + mean 2

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Example Sentences

"Nothing of the kind," cried Lavinia, furious that her mother should think she would so bemean herself.

I cannot make out why my family always try to bemean what affects me!

One regrets, in reading them, that genius could so bemean itself.

The most loathsome reptile, rolling in the slush and slime of its stagnant pool, would not bemean itself thus.

He was fighting for his life, and no eye could bemean that effort.

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