Noun Definition


1.Definition: a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces

"Ten demerits and he loses his privileges"

Category: General

2.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):fault

Category: General