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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