Adjective "Demerits" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Demerits


    Definition:

    1. a mark against a person for misconduct or deficiency: If you receive four demerits during a term, you will be expelled from school.

    2. the quality of being censurable or punishable; fault; culpability.

    3. Obsolete. merit or desert.

    Origin:
    demerit

    Examples:

    "merits can be demerits."