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- verb Present participle of
- adjective In manner that
deprecates; insulting; belittling.
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- adjective tending to diminish or disparage
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It is ironic how the American Art World puts everything outside itself in deprecating categories, especially Ethnic Art, yet what could be more ethnic than it?
You will also recall deprecating my lack of rigour in writing comments on a blog without what might be considered the apparatus appropriate to a scholarly monograph (that is, citations for every borrowing or quote).
Their humor was either cruel or crude, and never self-deprecating, which is the true test - if you can't make fun of yourself, you sure as hell can't make fun of someone else.
Fresh Prince of Bellaire, including the exact same wardrobe and throw in some dope self deprecating rhymes with a thumping beat and I'm sold.
Do you suppose Kleinzahler actually wrote "The humor is deadpan, ironical, playfully depreciating" or is that last word a mistranscription of "deprecating"?
"I suppose I have been a very bad boy," said he, with a kind of deprecating smile, as though he did not believe more than one half he said.
If I were in a better frame of mine I could probably be far more self deprecating.
Very few of us find it easy to talk about ourselves in anything other than an aw shucks, self-deprecating way.
In that formula, the first 85 or 90 percent of your remarks are supposed to be funny -- biting, a little bipartisan, and significantly self-deprecating.
There was just something about that line, and I suppose the self-deprecating sense of humor that he portrayed; and I thought there's my voice.