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deprecatory


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deprecatory  \Dep"re*ca*to*ry\,  a.  [L.  deprecatorius.] 
  Serving  to  deprecate;  tending  to  remove  or  avert  evil  by 
  prayer;  apologetic. 
 
  Humble  and  deprecatory  letters.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deprecatory 
  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},  {deprecating},  {deprecative}, 
  {depreciative},  {depreciatory},  {slighting}] 




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