1. tending to diminish or disparage
    deprecatory remarks about the book
    belittling comments
    managed a deprecating smile at the compliment
    a slighting remark
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How To Use deprecatory In A Sentence

  • In fact the Philistine plain (which, however, we were now soon to leave) was always noted for the plague of flies, and this gave rise to the ancient deprecatory worship of Baal-zebub, "the lord of flies," by that people; there is still a village upon the plain named Byeways in Palestine
  • He was a gifted illustrator, and seems to have known it, for he was modest and usually self-deprecatory. Empire of Dreams
  • He compèred for the corporation and the bands submitted to interviews with him and made the right deprecatory noises.
  • You have to be able to write well and be self-deprecatory to pull off this sort of introspection. Times, Sunday Times
  • It's a self-deprecatory term used in the light infantry to contrast with those others who move about the battlefield in Armored Personnel Carriers, aka APC's. LPC Marksmanship*
  • In my more than two years of writing on the web, I have had enough deprecatory e-mails from readers who do not share my high opinion of the man.
  • And it's not uncommon for the cutter to carve self-deprecatory words into her skin: ugly, worthless, bad. Dr. Harold Koplewicz: YouTube Cutters: What Parents Can Do About Kids Injuring Themselves on Camera
  • The fact that the effect observed RF burns on human skin happens over a small area, and is accompanied by other phenomena that one might not notice until the second or third such incident is strongly indicative of resistive heating, and deprecatory of a diathermy hypothesis. stevaroni replied to comment from Shebardigan Freshwater: A Bonsell in the offing? - The Panda's Thumb
  • deprecatory remarks about the book
  • Other ranking officers have also made deprecatory and abusive comments about the defence minister at international meetings.
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