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belittle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Belittle  \Be*lit"tle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Belittled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Belittling}.] 
  To  make  little  or  less  in  a  moral  sense  to  speak  of  in  a 
  depreciatory  or  contemptuous  way  --T.  Jefferson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  belittle 
  v  1:  belittle;  "Don't  belittle  his  influence"  [syn:  {minimize},  {denigrate}, 
  {derogate}] 
  2:  express  a  negative  opinion  of  "She  disparaged  her  student's 
  efforts"  [syn:  {disparage},  {pick  at},  {find  fault  with}] 
  [ant:  {flatter}] 
  3:  lessen  the  authority,  dignity,  or  reputation  of  "don't 
  belittle  your  colleagues"  [syn:  {diminish}] 




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