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- 1. belittling, deprecating, deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, slighting, uncomplimentary (vs. complimentary)
- usage: tending to diminish or disparage; "belittling comments"; "managed a deprecating smile at the compliment"; "deprecatory remarks about the book"; "a slighting remark"
- 2. deprecative, critical (vs. uncritical)
- usage: given to expressing disapproval
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See also: deprecative (Dictionary)