deprecatory

deprecatory
deprecating UK [ˈdeprɪˌkeɪtɪŋ] / US [ˈdeprəˌkeɪtɪŋ] or deprecatory UK [ˈdeprɪˌkeɪt(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈdeprɪkəˌtɔrɪ] adjective
1) showing that you do not approve of something or someone
2) deprecating words or actions show that you think your own ideas or opinions are not important

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  • deprecatory — dep re*ca*to*ry (d[e^]p r[ e]*k[.a]*t[ o]*r[y^]), a. [L. deprecatorius.] 1. Tending to remove or avert evil by prayer; apologetic. [1913 Webster] Humble and deprecatory letters. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Serving to deprecate; expressing a low… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deprecatory — index adverse (hostile), calumnious, derogatory, remonstrative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • deprecatory — 1580s, from L.L. deprecatorius, from deprecat , pp. stem of deprecari (see DEPRECATION (Cf. deprecation)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • deprecatory — [dep′rəkāt΄ivdep′rə kə tôr΄ē] adj. [LL(Ec) deprecatorius] 1. deprecating 2. apologetic or belittling: Also deprecative [dep′rəkāt΄iv] …   English World dictionary

  • deprecatory — adjective 1) deprecatory remarks Syn: disapproving, censorious, critical, scathing, damning, condemnatory, denunciatory, disparaging, denigrating, derogatory, negative, unflattering; disdainful, derisive, snide 2) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • deprecatory — deprecate ► VERB 1) express disapproval of. 2) another term for DEPRECIATE(Cf. ↑depreciatory) (in sense 2). DERIVATIVES deprecation noun deprecatory adjective. ORIGIN originally in the sense pray to ward off evil : from Latin depre …   English terms dictionary

  • deprecatory — adjective tending to diminish or disparage (Freq. 2) belittling comments managed a deprecating smile at the compliment deprecatory remarks about the book a slighting remark • Syn: ↑belittling, ↑deprecating, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • deprecatory — adjective Date: 1586 1. seeking to avert disapproval ; apologetic 2. serving to deprecate ; disapproving • deprecatorily adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • deprecatory — deprecatorily, adv. deprecatoriness, n. /dep ri keuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. 1. of the nature of or expressing disapproval, protest, or depreciation. 2. apologetic; making apology. [1580 90; < LL deprecatorius, equiv. to L depreca(ri) (see… …   Universalium

  • deprecatory — adjective That deprecates; apologetic or disparaging …   Wiktionary

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