abaissant

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Derived from the present participle of abaisser (to lower, morally degrade) + -ant

Adjective[edit]

abaissant m (feminine abaissante, masculine plural abaissants, feminine plural abaissantes)

  1. (dated) Rendering morally inferior; degrading.
    • 1860, Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly, Les Oeuvres et les Hommes, Preface,
      L’auteur [] n’a jamais eu à subir comme les orateurs de métier la tyrannie toujours abaissante d'un auditoire, qu'ils croient mener et qui les domine — Unlike career speakers, the author never had to endure the degrading tyranny of an audience they believe they are leading, and yet actually controls them.

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Verb[edit]

abaissant

  1. Present participle of abaisser.

References[edit]

  • abaissant” in the Portail lexical, Centre National de Ressources Textuelles et Lexicales, 2014.

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