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English adjective: belittling

1. belittling tending to diminish or disparage

SamplesBelittling comments.
Managed a deprecating smile at the compliment.
Deprecatory remarks about the book.
A slighting remark.

Synonymsdeprecating, deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, slighting



English noun: belittling

1. belittling (communication) a belittling comment


Broader (hypernym)depreciation, derogation, disparagement

2. belittling (act) the act of belittling

Broader (hypernym)disparagement, dispraise

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