deprecation

[ UK /dˌɛpɹɪkˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. a prayer to avert or remove some evil or disaster
  2. the act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself)
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How To Use deprecation In A Sentence

  • Expect witty self-deprecation galore. The Sun
  • His was a speech laced with much humour and more than a little self-deprecation.
  • He lost the ticket too, so he returned from his beat with a face like thunder snarling dire deprecations at the scavenger hunters.
  • His was a speech laced with much humour and more than a little self-deprecation.
  • The self-deprecation does not disguise an engaging personality. Times, Sunday Times
  • Ware, who looks like Frasier Crane, only with an even bigger "brainiac" forehead, has a devastating line in self-deprecation. Daniel Clowes: 'You've got to be obsessed'
  • The huge work pressure the tutorial system creates, can lead students into a downward spiral of self-deprecation and loss of confidence.
  • His tone is tauntingly acidic, his expression world-weary but capable of mischievous reigniting; his hands keep taking off on a little dance of impatience and deprecation.
  • England's World Cup song should embrace the national pastimes of miserabilism and self-deprecation.
  • We defuse situations and transmit subtle messages through irony, humour and self-deprecation. Times, Sunday Times
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