Definition of DEMERIT

noun : DEMERIT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces; "ten demerits and he loses his privileges" ;

  • 2. (

    ) the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection; "they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel"; "he knew his own faults much better than she did" ;

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