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belittling


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  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]: 
 
  belittling 
  adj  :  tending  to  diminish  or  disparage;  "belittling  comments"; 
  "managed  a  deprecating  smile  at  the  compliment"; 
  "deprecatory  remarks  about  the  book";  "a  slighting 
  remark"  [syn:  {deprecating},  {deprecative},  {deprecatory}, 
  {depreciative},  {depreciatory},  {slighting}] 
  n  1:  a  belittling  comment  [syn:  {denigration}] 
  2:  the  act  of  belittling 




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