depreciative

depreciative
adjective
1. 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, ↑deprecate (for: ↑deprecatory), ↑deprecate (for: ↑deprecative)
2. tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value
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a depreciating currency

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depreciatory effects on prices

Syn: ↑depreciating, ↑depreciatory
Similar to: ↑decreasing
Derivationally related forms: ↑depreciate (for: ↑depreciatory), ↑depreciate

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deprēˈciative or deprēˈciatory adjective
Tending to depreciate or lower
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Main Entry:depreciate

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depreciative, a.
(dɪˈpriːʃɪətɪv)
[f. L. dēpretiāt- (see depreciate v.) + -ive.]
Characterized by depreciating; given to depreciation; depreciatory.
in Smart, and in mod. Dicts.

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  • Depreciative — De*pre ci*a tive (d[ e]*pr[=e] sh[i^]*[=a] t[i^]v or d[ e]*pr[=e] sh[.a]*t[i^]v), a. Tending, or intended, to depreciate; expressing depreciation; undervaluing. {De*pre ci*a tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • depreciative — index calumnious, contemptuous, derogatory, pejorative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • depreciative — adjective see depreciate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • depreciative — adjective tending to depreciate (in value etc.) …   Wiktionary

  • depreciative — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Tending or intending to belittle: deprecative, deprecatory, depreciatory, derogative, derogatory, detractive, disparaging, low, pejorative, slighting, uncomplimentary. See PRAISE …   English dictionary for students

  • depreciative — adj. critical, disparaging, belittling, scornful …   English contemporary dictionary

  • depreciative — a. Derogatory, depreciatory, disparaging …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • depreciative — de·pre·cia·tive …   English syllables

  • dépréciateur, dépréciatrice ou dépréciatif, dépréciative — ● dépréciateur, dépréciatrice ou dépréciatif, dépréciative adjectif Qui déprécie, a tendance à déprécier ; péjoratif. ● dépréciateur, dépréciatrice ou dépréciatif, dépréciative (synonymes) adjectif Qui déprécie, a tendance à déprécier ; péjoratif …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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