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Meaning of DEPRECATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself)
  2. [n]  a prayer to avert or remove some evil or disaster
 

DEPRECATION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: denigration
 
 See Also: disparagement, dispraise, orison, petition, prayer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dep`re*ca"tion\ (d[e^]p`r[-e]*k[=a]"sh[u^]n), n.
[L. deprecatio; cf. F. d['e]pr['e]cation.]
1. The act of deprecating; a praying against evil; prayer
   that an evil may be removed or prevented; strong
   expression of disapprobation.

         Humble deprecation.                   --Milton.

2. Entreaty for pardon; petitioning.

3. An imprecation or curse. [Obs.] --Gilpin.

 

 

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