deprecating

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deprecating

  1. Present participle of deprecate.

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deprecating (comparative more deprecating, superlative most deprecating)

  1. In manner that deprecates; insulting; belittling.
    • 1912, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Chronicles of Avonlea, Chapter I. The Hurrying of Ludovic, 7
      Theodora, with a deprecating look at Arnold Sherman, took his arm, and Ludovic marched her across the green amid a silence which the very horses tied to the storm fence seemed to share. For Ludovic 'twas a crowded hour of glorious life.
    She looked at him with a deprecating smile on her face.
    He raised his hand with a deprecating gesture.

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