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Meaning of word demerit from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

demerit   noun

Meaning : A mark against a person for misconduct or failure. Usually given in school or armed forces.

Example : Ten demerits and he loses his privileges.

Meaning : The quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection.

Example : They discussed the merits and demerits of her novel.
He knew his own faults much better than she did.

Synonyms : fault

Any admirable quality or attribute.

Work of great merit.
merit, virtue