The definition of degrading is something that causes damage, humiliation or a loss of respect.
When someone puts you down all the time and causes you to feel humiliated and disrespected, this is an example of degrading treatment.
that degrades; debasing
Tending or intended to degrade: “There is nothing so degrading as the constant anxiety about one's means of livelihood” (W. Somerset Maugham).
- Present participle of degrade.
(comparative more degrading, superlative most degrading)
- that degrades