Search Result for "belittling":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a belittling comment;
[syn: denigration, belittling]

2. the act of belittling;


ADJECTIVE (1)

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

belittling adj 1: tending to diminish or disparage; "belittling comments"; "managed a deprecating smile at the compliment"; "deprecatory remarks about the book"; "a slighting remark" [syn: belittling, deprecating, deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, slighting] n 1: a belittling comment [syn: denigration, belittling] 2: the act of belittling
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




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