Definition of Belittling

1. Noun. A belittling comment.

Exact synonyms: Denigration
Generic synonyms: Depreciation, Derogation, Disparagement
Derivative terms: Denigrate



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

3. Noun. The act of belittling.
Generic synonyms: Disparagement, Dispraise

Definition of Belittling

1. Verb. (present participle of belittle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Belittling

1. belittle [v] - See also: belittle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Belittling

belinkedness
belinostat
beliquor
beliquored
beliquoring
beliquors
belirt
belitter
belittle
belittled
belittlement
belittlements
belittler
belittlers
belittles
belittling (current term)
belittlingly
belive
beliven
belives
beliving
belk
belked
belking
belkovite
belks
bell
bell-bearer
bell-bearers
bell-bind

Literary usage of Belittling

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1. The White Man in Nigeria by George Douglas Hazzledine (1904)
"It speaks wonders for our racial phlegm that objection has not been taken to this belittling of England by Englishmen, this hindering of labour by those who ..."

2. Natural Drills in Expression, with Selections: A Series of Exercises by Arthur Edward Phillips (1909)
"TONE OP belittling. (See Tone Drill No. 29.) [The tone of belittling indicates a mild form of Contempt. It says to the listener, "I set little value on this ..."

3. William Winston Seaton of the "National Intelligencer". by Josephine Seaton (1871)
"... at the expense of his adversary ; he never resorted to factious, belittling strife ; never mistook malignant bitterness or detraction for vigor and ..."

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