belittling

belittling
noun
1. a belittling comment
Syn: ↑denigration
Derivationally related forms: ↑denigrate (for: ↑denigration)
Hypernyms: ↑disparagement, ↑depreciation, ↑derogation
2. the act of belittling
Hypernyms: ↑disparagement, ↑dispraise
adjective
tending to diminish or disparage
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belittling comments

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managed a deprecating smile at the compliment

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deprecatory remarks about the book

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a slighting remark

Similar to: ↑uncomplimentary
Derivationally related forms: ↑depreciate (for: ↑depreciatory), ↑depreciate (for: ↑depreciative), ↑deprecate (for: ↑deprecatory), ↑deprecate (for: ↑deprecative)

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belittˈling adjective
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belittling adj [more \belittling; most \belittling]

a very belittling description

She did not mean to be belittling (about her predecessors).

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belittling noun [noncount]

his belittling of his opponents

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