Deprecative
Deprecative Dep"re*ca*tive (d[e^]p"r[-e]*k[asl]*t[i^]v), a. [L. deprecativus: cf. F. d['e]pr['e]catif.] Serving to deprecate; deprecatory. [1913 Webster]

Syn: belittling, derogatory, pejorative, disparaging, depreciative, deprecatory, depreciatory, detractive, detracting, slighting, denigratory, uncomplimentary. [PJC] -- {Dep"re*ca*tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


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  • deprecative — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Tending or intending to belittle: deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derogative, derogatory, detractive, disparaging, low, pejorative, slighting, uncomplimentary. See PRAISE …   English dictionary for students

  • deprecative — adj. condemning, critical; belittling, scornful …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deprecative — dep·re·ca·tive …   English syllables

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  • deprecative — adjective 1. tending to diminish or disparage belittling comments managed a deprecating smile at the compliment deprecatory remarks about the book a slighting remark • Syn: ↑belittling, ↑deprecating, ↑deprecatory, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Deprecatively — Deprecative Dep re*ca*tive (d[e^]p r[ e]*k[asl]*t[i^]v), a. [L. deprecativus: cf. F. d[ e]pr[ e]catif.] Serving to deprecate; deprecatory. [1913 Webster] Syn: belittling, derogatory, pejorative, disparaging, depreciative, deprecatory,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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