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- v. Present participle of belittle.
- n. belittlement
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. tending to diminish or disparage
- n. the act of belittling
- n. a belittling comment
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But I guess you would rather show your immense intelligence by engaging in belittling comments and or calling someone stupid.
We have a Home Secretary that hates us, a Policing Minister who takes pleasure in belittling Policing … Worrying times on January 5, 2008 at 11: 34 pm | Reply XTP
I hope those who delight in belittling Canada's war effort will take equal delight in belittling their own tax bills.
I often wonder why some of my fellow-citizens seem to take pleasure in belittling Canada's effort in the production of war munitions.
Nam-Bok shrugged his shoulders in belittling fashion.
For several weeks, Fox News has declared war on the Chevy Volt in the name of belittling all so-called green energy initiatives.
It’s sad to see you once again belittling someone’s military service.
Nevertheless, we could not call belittling men a root downfall.
In addition, since it is well known that rape is a crime, I'm not sure how "belittling" it with such a campaign is going to make a rapist have second thoughts, especially since the threat of serious jail time surely must be of greater concern than offending people wearing t-shirts with casual slogans.
So if Mr. Butler gets criticized for "belittling" Mr. McCain's POW experience, can he claim "But I was a POW"?
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