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Meaning of BELITTLE

Pronunciation:  bi'litl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; "don't belittle your colleagues"
  2. [v]  express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"
  3. [v]  belittle; "Don't belittle his influence"

BELITTLE is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: diminish, disparage, pick at
 Antonyms: blandish, flatter
 See Also: belittle, criticise, criticize, decrease, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, discredit, disgrace, lessen, minify, minimize, pan, pick apart, talk down, tear apart, trash



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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