Search Result for "belittling":
1. a belittling comment;
[syn: denigration, belittling]
2. the act of belittling;
1. tending to diminish or disparage;
- Example: "belittling comments"
- Example: "managed a deprecating smile at the compliment"
- Example: "deprecatory remarks about the book"
- Example: "a slighting remark"
[syn: belittling, deprecating, deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, slighting]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Belittle \Be*lit"tle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Belittled; p. pr. & vb. n. Belittling.] To make little or less in a moral sense; to speak of in a depreciatory or contemptuous way. --T. Jefferson. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
49 Moby Thesaurus words for "belittling": abusive, back-biting, belittlement, bitchy, calumniatory, calumnious, catty, censorious, comedown, contempt, contemptuous, contumelious, decrial, defamatory, deprecatory, depreciation, depreciative, depreciatory, derisive, derisory, derogation, derogative, derogatory, detraction, detractory, disapproval, discrediting, disgrace, disparagement, disparaging, faint praise, indignity, knocking, libelous, lukewarm support, minification, minimization, minimizing, pejorative, putting down, qualification, ridiculing, scandalous, scurrile, scurrilous, slanderous, slighting, sour grapes, vilifying