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Meaning of DEPRECATIVE

Pronunciation:  'depru`keytiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  given to expressing disapproval
  2. [adj]  tending to diminish or disparage; "belittling comments"; "managed a deprecating smile at the compliment"; "deprecatory remarks about the book"; "a slighting remark"
 

DEPRECATIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: belittling, critical, deprecating, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, slighting, uncomplimentary
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dep"re*ca*tive\, a. [L. deprecativus: cf. F.
d['e]pr['e]catif.]
Serving to deprecate; deprecatory. -- {Dep"re*ca*tive*ly},
adv.

 

 

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