deemverb [T not continuous]uk /diːm/ us /diːm/ formal
- The story was deemed too controversial and so they spiked it.
- She is currently deemed to be the best British athlete.
- This survey is deemed to be a reliable barometer of public opinion.
- Safflower oil is low in the sort of fats that are deemed to be bad for people's health.
- It is deemed bad manners in some cultures to speak with your mouth full of food.