belittling

  • 1 belittling — index derogatory, disparagement, pejorative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 belittling — I noun 1. a belittling comment • Syn: ↑denigration • Derivationally related forms: ↑denigrate (for: ↑denigration) • Hypernyms: ↑ …

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  • 3 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 belittling — Synonyms and related words: abusive, back biting, belittlement, bitchy, calumniatory, calumnious, catty, censorious, comedown, contempt, contemptuous, contumelious, decrial, defamatory, deprecatory, depreciation, depreciative, depreciatory,… …

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  • 5 belittling — adj. causing offense, insulting, disparaging; causing to become smaller, diminishing be·lit·tle || bɪ lɪtl v. disparage; depreciate; scorn, criticize …

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  • 10 pejorative — 1. adjective /pɪˈdʒɒrətɪv,pəˈdʒɔɹətɪv/ Disparaging, belittling or derogatory. Syn: derogatory, dyslogistic Ant: meliorative, eulogistic 2 …

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  • 13 derogatory — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. depreciative, disparaging, defamatory, humiliating. See disrepute, detraction. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. belittling, disparaging, slighting, dishonoring, deprecatory, depreciatory, denigrating,… …

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  • 14 decry — decry, depreciate, disparage, derogate, detract, belittle, minimize mean to write, speak, or otherwise indicate one s feeling in regard to something in such a way as to reveal one s low opinion of it. Decry implies open or public condemnation or… …

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  • 15 derogatory — derogatory, depreciatory, depreciative, disparaging, slighting, pejorative mean designed or tending to belittle. Derogatory may be used of one s own action or activity that tends to detract from his reputation or to lower him in the estimation of …

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  • 16 belittle — /bəˈlɪtl / (say buh litl), /bi / (say bee ) verb (t) (belittled, belittling) to make little or less important; depreciate; disparage: *She was disturbed, too, to find her confessor belittling the worth of her confession –peter carey, 1988. {US… …

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  • 17 denigration — noun 1. an abusive attack on a person s character or good name • Syn: ↑aspersion, ↑calumny, ↑slander, ↑defamation • Derivationally related forms: ↑denigrate, ↑defame (for …

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

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  • 19 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, ↑ …

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  • 20 deprecatory — adjective tending to diminish or disparage (Freq. 2) belittling comments managed a deprecating smile at the compliment deprecatory remarks about the book a slighting remark • Syn: ↑belittling, ↑deprecating, ↑ …

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