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demerit

Noun

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" [syn: fault] [ant: merit]

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  1. A quality of being inadequate; a fault; a disadvantage

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