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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 12:00:00 AM
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deprecate

(verb) To belittle.

Synonyms: depreciate

Usage: The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts.
monamagda
Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 8:44:44 AM

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Some people deprecate themselves, which is called being self-deprecating. People who do are self-deprecating play down their abilities because they are humble — or want to appear that way. So if you do climb Everest and you are self-deprecating, you'll say it wasn't such a big deal, even if it was the proudest moment of your life.

To deprecate is to diminish, or to oppose, like when someone deprecates your dream of climbing Mt. Everest by calling it "a little walk up a hill."


https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/deprecate
Rahul Goyal
Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 11:43:56 AM

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Hmmm
coag
Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 1:21:08 PM

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I like Rodney Dangerfield's self-deprecating jokes.

I come from a stupid family. My father worked in a bank. They caught him stealing pens.
My psychiatrist told me I'm going crazy. I told him, "If you don't mind, I'd like a second opinion." He said, "All right. You're ugly too!" (RD)
Bobby Angell
Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 3:11:16 PM

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Deprecate, what a stupid word.
Irma Crespo
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 6:35:58 PM

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Verb 1. deprecate - express strong disapproval of; deplore
↔disapprove, reject - deem wrong or inappropriate; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"

2. deprecate - belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"
≡depreciate, vilipend

↔disparage, belittle, pick at - express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"

↔deflate, puncture - reduce or lessen the size or importance of; "The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence"
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