Synonyms of demerit


1. demerit, mark, stigma, brand, stain

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

2. demerit, fault, worth

usage: 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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Definition and meaning of demerit (Dictionary)