de·mer·it / diˈmerit/ • n. 1. a feature or fact deserving censure: the merits and demerits of these proposals.2. a mark awarded against someone for a fault or offense.DERIVATIVES: de·mer·i·to·ri·ous / -ˌmeriˈtôrēəs/ adj.
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