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Meaning of DEPRECATORY

Pronunciation:  'depruku`towree

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

DEPRECATORY is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: belittling, deprecating, deprecative, depreciative, depreciatory, slighting, uncomplimentary
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dep"re*ca*to*ry\, a. [L. deprecatorius.]
Serving to deprecate; tending to remove or avert evil by
prayer; apologetic.

      Humble and deprecatory letters.          --Bacon.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abusive, back-biting, belittling, bitchy, blackening, blameful, calumniatory, calumnious, catty, censorious, condemnatory, contemptuous, contumelious, damnatory, defamatory, denunciatory, deprecative, depreciative, depreciatory, derisive, derisory, derogative, derogatory, detractory, diffident, disparaging, execrating, execrative, execratory, invective, inveighing, judgmental, libelous, minimizing, objurgatory, pejorative, priggish, reproachful, reprobative, reviling, ridiculing, scandalous, scoffing, scurrile, scurrilous, self-deprecating, self-depreciating, self-depreciative, self-distrustful, self-doubting, self-effacing, slanderous, slighting, unselfconfident, unselfreliant, vilifying, vituperative
 

 

 

 

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