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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deprecate  \Dep"re*cate\  (d[e^]p"r[-e]*k[=a]t),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p. 
  p.  {Deprecated}  (-k[=a]`t[e^]d);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Deprecating}  (-k[=a]`t[i^]ng).]  [L.  deprecatus  p.  p.  of 
  deprecari  to  avert  by  player,  to  deprecate;  de-  +  precari  to 
  pray.  See  {Pray}.] 
  To  pray  against,  as  an  evil;  to  seek  to  avert  by  prayer;  to 
  desire  the  removal  of  to  seek  deliverance  from  to  express 
  deep  regret  for  to  disapprove  of  strongly. 
 
  His  purpose  was  deprecated  by  all  round  him  and  he  was 
  with  difficulty  induced  to  adandon  it  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deprecating 
  adj  :  tending  to  diminish  or  disparage;  "belittling  comments"; 
  "managed  a  deprecating  smile  at  the  compliment"; 
  "deprecatory  remarks  about  the  book";  "a  slighting 
  remark"  [syn:  {belittling},  {deprecative},  {deprecatory}, 
  {depreciative},  {depreciatory},  {slighting}] 




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