Definition of Deprecating

1. Adjective. Tending to diminish or disparage. "A slighting remark"




Definition of Deprecating

1. Verb. (present participle of deprecate) ¹

2. Adjective. In manner that deprecates; insulting; belittling. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deprecating

1. deprecate [v] - See also: deprecate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deprecating

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Literary usage of Deprecating

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Constance made a deprecating noise with her lips —Arnold Bennett, The Old Wives' Tale, 1908 Matthew Arnold had been wandering among us with many ..."

2. Historical memoirs of my own time by Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall (1904)
"After defending, article by article, the Treaties concluded ; he finished by deprecating " the "ill omened and baneful alliance" which had just taken place ..."

3. A History of Greek Philosophy from the Earliest Period to the Time of Socrates by Eduard Zeller (1881)
"... lie begins by deprecating all that can possibly be said on that side ; 3 if he is accused of contradicting himself, he protests against bringing forward ..."

4. Works of the Camden Society by Camden Society (Great Britain), Royal Historical Society (Great Britain) (1884)
"LETTER FROM THE KING TO THE COUNCIL IN LONDON deprecating EXTREME MEASURES AGAINST SOMERSET.1 [Domestic Papers of Edward VI. vol, ix. art. 25. ..."

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