Belittling
Belittle Be*lit"tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Belittled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Belittling}.] To make little or less in a moral sense; to speak of in a depreciatory or contemptuous way. --T. Jefferson. [1913 Webster]

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