having an academic title conferred by a university or college as an indication of the completion of a course of study or as an honorary recognition of achievement: I had seen this tension before between the drafters and the degreed mechanical engineers.For this position, a degreed individual from an accredited university is preferred, but not required.
occurring in greater and lesser degrees, levels, or amounts: Guilt is degreed—it varies along a gradient that depends on many factors, some of which are outside a person’s control.
(of a crime) having different classifications according to gravity, as first degree, second degree, etc.: Property damage is a degreed crime because of the range of possible values of the loss.
- un·de·greed, adjective
- un·der·de·greed, adjective
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How to use degreed in a sentence
When they do start on the route to bachelor’s degrees, a third of students change their majors at least once and more than half take longer than four years to graduate, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.More people with bachelor’s degrees go back to school to learn skilled trades | Jon Marcus | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
A year later, he became a freelance writer and received a master’s degree in English literature from Oxford.Jan Morris, artful travel writer who broke many boundaries, dies at 94 | Matt Schudel | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Despite not meeting this target, the team wrote, it’s possible that masks do offer a smaller degree of protection to the wearer.That new study saying masks might not be effective? It has a few caveats. | Kate Baggaley | November 20, 2020 | Popular-Science
“I really learned how to be around people and how to be social and how to be just normal some degree,” Bjerg said.
The bedroom thing seems more a matter of degree, and so is probably the linchpin here.Carolyn Hax: Cellphones push his buttons, and he pushes back | Carolyn Hax | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
He had third-degreed her into cowering and trembling indignation, into hectic mental uncertainties.The Shadow | Arthur Stringer
To-night, however, I sat Terry down at the end of the table and third degreed him to the queen's taste.The Prairie Wife | Arthur Stringer
They promote their brand of degreed ignorance with religious zeal and punish all transgressors with fierceness and ruthlessness.After the Rain | Sam Vaknin