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noun [countable] demerit pronunciation in British English /diːˈmerɪt/ 
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singulardemerit
pluraldemerits
  1. 1
    [usually plural] a fault or other bad quality

    the merits and demerits of the agreement

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  2. 2
    mainly American a mark or record that shows someone has done something wrong
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