un cheapened

cheapen

[chee-puhn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to make cheap or cheaper.
2.
to lower in esteem; bring into contempt: Constant swearing cheapened him.
3.
to decrease the quality or beauty of; make inferior or vulgar: She cheapened the dress by adding a fringe to it.
4.
Archaic. to bargain for.
verb (used without object)
5.
to become cheap or cheaper.

Origin:
1555–65; cheap + -en1; replacing Middle English chepen (> obsolete English cheap (v.)) to price, bargain, Old English cēapian to bargain, trade, buy; cognate with Old Norse kaupa, Gothic kaupōn, German kaufen

cheapener, noun
uncheapened, adjective
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cheapen (ˈtʃiːpən)
 
vb
1.  to make or become lower in reputation, quality, etc; degrade or be degraded
2.  to make or become cheap or cheaper
 
'cheapener
 
n

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