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  • 161snort — Synonyms and related words: Homeric laughter, assibilate, assibilation, bark, bawl, be above, be contemptuous of, be in stitches, bellow, belly laugh, beverage, blare, blat, blow, blubber, boff, boffola, boom, bray, break up, breathe, breathe… …

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  • 162disgrace — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. degrade, abase, dishonor, humiliate; shame, discredit. See disrepute, humility. Ant., honor. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A shameful condition] Syn. dishonor, ignominy, shame, humiliation, reproach,… …

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  • 163disparage — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. depreciate, discredit, belittle, decry, run down; asperse, traduce. See detraction, disapprobation, disrespect. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. depreciate, deprecate, discredit, defame; see censure ,… …

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  • 164slap — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. & n. hit, smack, swat, cuff; insult. See impulse, ridicule, punishment. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. strike, pat, spank; see hit 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) I n. 1. cuff blow, smack, hit, hand… …

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  • 165belittle — v 1. disparage, decry, deprecate, demean, detract, deflate, derogate, Inf. talk down; mitigate, bate, lessen, attenuate, decrease, diminish, boil down, wither, shrivel, subtract from, cheapen, devaluate, depreciate, downgrade, degrade, lower,… …

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  • 166cheapen — v 1. lower, depreciate, drop in cost or value, reduce, discount, slash, cut, mark down, mark for clearance, Inf. budget price; debase, adulterate, pollute, prostitute, demean. 2. belittle, humiliate, mortify, shame, disgrace, discredit; slight,… …

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  • 167decry — v 1. detract, disparage, demean, deprecate, belittle, deflate, depreciate, devaluate, damn with faint praise, Inf. talk down; discredit, disfavor, make disreputable, injure or impair the credit or reputation of; criticize, dispraise, cut up,… …

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  • 168derision — n 1. ridicule, mockery, sarcasm, scoff ing; scorn, disdain, contempt, disrespect, cheek; lampoon, satire, parody, burlesque; pasquinade, pasquil, travesty, caricature. 2. jeer, jibe, fleer, raillery, chaff, Inf. roast; poke, dig, cut, rub; boo,… …

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  • 169derogate — v 1. discredit, disfavor, make disreputable, injure or impair the credit or reputation of; censure, reproach, inveigh against; reduce, lower, degrade, downgrade, debase, abase, vitiate; shame, disgrace, dishonor; humiliate, humble, mortify, Sl.… …

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  • 170despise — v 1. scorn, disdain, contemn, spurn, misprize; show contempt for, scout, flout, consider beneath oneself, look down on or upon, look down the nose at, have a low opinion of; deride, scoff at, sneer at, jeer at, mock, ridicule, laugh at; slight,… …

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  • 171disparage — v 1. discredit, disfavor, make disreputable, injure or impair the credit or reputation of; censure, reproach, inveigh against; reduce, lower, degrade, downgrade, debase, abase, vitiate; shame, disgrace, dishonor; humiliate, humble, mortify, Sl.… …

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  • 172disparagement — n 1. belittlement, deprecation, derogation, deflation, detraction, Inf. talking down; depreciation, devaluation, diminution, decrease, abatement, attenuation, mitigation, bating, cheapening, lessening; minimization, dispraise, underestimation,… …

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  • 173minimize — v 1. lessen, attenuate, decrease, cut down, prune, pare, minify; reduce, diminish, condense, abridge, curtail, abbreviate, shorten. 2. slight, underestimate, underrate, undervalue, beggar, extenuate, underreckon, misprize, think nothing of, set… …

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  • 174misprize — v 1. undervalue, hold cheap, underestimate, underrate, hold for naught; disprize, hold in disrespect, look down on, set no store by; sneeze at, spit upon, Inf. look down one s nose at; despise, scorn, condemn, be contemptuous of, disdain; feel… …

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  • 175pooh-pooh — v 1. disdain, scorn, slight, dismiss lightly, make little of, turn one s back on, fleer, curl one s lip, turn one s nose up at, Inf. give [s.o.] the cold shoulder or the fish eye; reject, dismiss, dismiss out of hand, dismiss with a sneer,… …

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  • 176reject — v 1. refuse, decline, turn down; forbid, veto, disallow, interdict, proscribe, negative, say no to, Law. disaffirm; abnegate; turn thumbs down, turn a deaf ear to, brush off, brush aside, Sl. kiss off, turn away from, Inf. give [s.o.] the bum s… …

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  • 177sneer — v 1. fleer, look askance; smirk, snicker, curl one s lip. 2. scoff, gibe, mock, jeer, twit, taunt, hoot, laugh in [s.o. s] face, Sl. knock, Sl. dig; scorn, hold up to scorn, revile, ridicule, deride, contemn, hold in contempt, despise; snort,… …

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  • 178contempt — [n1] disdain, disrespect antipathy, audacity, aversion, condescension, contumely, defiance, derision, despisal, despisement, despite, disesteem, disregard, distaste, hatred, indignity, malice, mockery, neglect, recalcitrance, repugnance, ridicule …

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  • 179defy — [v] challenge, frustrate baffle, beard, brave, confront, contemn, dare, defeat, deride, despise, disregard, elude, face, flout, fly in face of*, foil, front, gibe*, hang tough*, hurl defiance at, ignore, insult, make my day*, mock, oppose,… …

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  • 180depreciate — [v1] devalue, lose value abate, cheapen, decay, decrease, decry, deflate, depress, deteriorate, devalorize, diminish, downgrade, drop, dwindle, erode, fall, lessen, lower, mark down, reduce, soften, underrate, undervalue, worsen, write down,… …

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