[ dih-greed ]

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  1. (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.

Origin of degreed

First recorded in 1555–65; degree + -ed3

Other words from degreed

  • un·de·greed, adjective
  • un·der·de·greed, adjective

Words Nearby degreed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use degreed in a sentence

  • 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