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    demerit - Dictionary definition and meaning for word demerit

    (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
    (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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