AskDefine | Define deprecating

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deprecating adj : tending to diminish or disparage; "belittling comments"; "managed a deprecating smile at the compliment"; "deprecatory remarks about the book"; "a slighting remark" [syn: belittling, deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, slighting]

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  1. present participle of deprecate


  1. In manner that deprecates; insulting; belittling.

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