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demerit

demerit

demerit - Dictionary definition and meaning for word demerit

Definition
(noun) a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces
Example Sentence
  • ten demerits and he loses his privileges

Definition
(noun) the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection
Synonyms : fault
Example Sentence
  • they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel
  • he knew his own faults much better than she did

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for demerit

DE(WITHOUT) + MERIT(MEANS GOOD)..SO SOMETHING which you donot consider of good quality.
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