Definition of Depreciative

1. Adjective. Tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value. "Depreciatory effects on prices"

Exact synonyms: Depreciating, Depreciatory
Similar to: Decreasing
Derivative terms: Depreciate, Depreciate, Depreciate, Depreciate



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

Definition of Depreciative

1. a. Tending, or intended, to depreciate; expressing depreciation; undervaluing.

Definition of Depreciative

1. Adjective. tending to depreciate (in value etc.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Depreciative

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Depreciative

deprecative
deprecatively
deprecatorily
deprecatory
depreciable
depreciate
depreciated
depreciates
depreciating
depreciatingly
depreciation
depreciation allowance
depreciation charge
depreciation rate
depreciations
depreciative (current term)
depreciator
depreciators
depreciatory
depredable
depredate
depredated
depredates
depredating
depredation
depredations
depredator
depredators
depredatory
deprehend

Literary usage of Depreciative

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... depreciative These are relatively rare alternatives to deprecatory and depreciatory. See the article at DEPRECATING, DEPRECATORY, ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1901)
"... used alone has both depreciative ant appreciative senses. ... Hotten gives only the depreciative whereas the ' Century Dictionary ' gives onl; ..."

3. Semantics: Studies in the Science of Meaning by Michel Bréal (1900)
"Modern German has a class of verbs that may be called " depreciative," for they ... The depreciative idea entered as an afterthought into this inflection, ..."

4. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1887)
"It is to be feared that the impression he will leave will be that of a man whose mind was deliberatively depreciative; and it cannot be denied that his best ..."

5. Agricultural Economics by James Ernest Boyle (1921)
"The word is commonly used in a depreciative sense, and not in the honorable sense of the old word "adventurers." The definitions found in Webster's ..."

6. Autology: An Inductive System of Mental Science; Whose Centre is the Will by David Henry Hamilton (1873)
"depreciative SPORTIVENESS, or a disposition to a sportive depreciation of any ... depreciative sportiveness is the mind's holiday, in which it disports ..."

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