noun see belittle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • belittler — See belittlement. * * * …   Universalium

  • belittler — noun One who belittles …   Wiktionary

  • belittler — n. disparager; depreciator; one who belittles or scorns …   English contemporary dictionary

  • belittler — be·lit·tler …   English syllables

  • belittler — itlə(r), id.əl , itəl noun ( s) : one that belittles …   Useful english dictionary

  • belittle — transitive verb ( littled; belittling) Date: 1797 1. to speak slightingly of ; disparage < belittles her efforts > 2. to cause (a person or thing) to seem little or less Synonyms: see decry • belittlement noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • belittle — belittlement, n. belittler, n. /bi lit l/, v.t., belittled, belittling. to regard or portray as less impressive or important than appearances indicate; depreciate; disparage. [1775 85, Amer.; BE + LITTLE] Syn. minimize, decry, deprecate, deride,… …   Universalium

  • censor — Synonyms and related words: abbreviate, abridge, annotator, asphyxiate, belittler, black out, bleach, blip, blot out, blue pencil, bottle up, bowdlerize, cancel, captious critic, carper, caviler, censurer, choke off, clamp down on, clean up,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • critic — Synonyms and related words: advertising writer, aficionado, allegorist, amateur, annalist, annotator, arbiter, arbiter elegantiarum, arbiter of taste, art critic, author, authoress, authority, belittler, belletrist, bibliographer, bon vivant,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cynic — Synonyms and related words: Cassandra, Eeyore, Thersites, backbiter, belittler, calamity howler, calumniator, caustic critic, debunker, decrier, defamer, defeatist, deflater, depreciator, derogator, detractor, disparager, hatchet man, killjoy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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