deprecating

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In manner that deprecates; insulting; belittling
Present participle of deprecate
tending to diminish or disparage; "belittling comments"; "managed a deprecating smile at the compliment"; "deprecatory remarks about the book"; "a slighting remark"
A deprecating attitude, gesture, or remark shows that you think that something is not very good, especially something associated with yourself. Erica made a little deprecating shrug. + deprecatingly dep·re·cat·ing·ly He speaks deprecatingly of his father as a lonely man
deprecate
to pray against
deprecate
to declare something obsolescent, i.e., to recommend against a function, technique, command, etc, that still works but has been replaced
deprecate
to belittle or express disapproval of
self-deprecating
expressing disapproval or being critical of oneself
deprecate
to express disapproval or regret for, with hope for the opposite
deprecate
{v} to pray earnestly or against
deprecate
express strong disapproval of; deplore
deprecate
to make obsolete (a language feature)
deprecate
{f} disapprove; protest against; belittle, disparage
deprecate
to discontinue
deprecate
To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer; to desire the removal of; to seek deliverance from; to express deep regret for; to disapprove of strongly
deprecate
to express disapproval of
deprecate
To express earnest disapproval of This term is used to refer to obsolete structures that ought not to be used but remain valid
deprecate
belittle, as in : Have you noticed that he seems to deprecate himself just so we have to compliment him?
deprecate
If you deprecate something, you criticize it. He deprecated the low quality of entrants to the profession. to strongly disapprove of or criticize something (deprecari , from precari )
deprecate
belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"
deprecate
belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts" express strong disapproval of; deplore
self-deprecating
conscious of your own shortcomings
self-deprecating
If you describe someone's behaviour as self-deprecating, you mean that they criticize themselves or represent themselves as foolish in a light-hearted way. Sharon tells the story of that night with self-deprecating humour. trying to make your own abilities or achievements seem unimportant
deprecating

    Hyphenation

    dep·re·cat·ing

    Turkish pronunciation

    deprıkeytîng

    Pronunciation

    /ˈdeprəˌkātəɴɢ/ /ˈdɛprəˌkeɪtɪŋ/

    Etymology

    [ 'de-pri-"kAt ] (transitive verb.) 1628. Latin deprecatus, past participle of deprecari to avert by prayer, from de- + precari to pray; more at PRAY.

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