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- adj. Tending to deprecate; disapproving.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Serving to deprecate; deprecatory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Serving to deprecate; deprecatory.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. given to expressing disapproval
- adj. tending to diminish or disparage
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Overly contemplative, fairly self-deprecative, and slightly worrisome and unsettled.
"You've got to accentuate the hortative, eliminate pejoratives, latch on to the deprecative, and don't mess with Mr. In-Between."
How did the mere hortative manage to exist alongside the deprecative?
Mike said something deprecative of his own efforts and took the package.
Her remarks were merely deprecative and full of pity.
Called on to answer for the unseemly fact of its existence in the midst of these modern centuries, when the world boasts of human freedom and progression, it began by blushing for its hideous aspect and uttering feeble and deprecative apologies.
Mr. Plowman was physically unable to utter the deprecative ejaculation which he knew should have been here inserted.
But his precision and appearance of keen prosperity and sufficiency made me act, in spite of myself, deprecative.
In personal appearance he was a sort of Emerson gone to weed ... he walked about with a quick, perky, deprecative step ....
“Here is the bathroom ... if you don't mind my saying it, when you throw the toilet seat up, let the water run from the tap over the wash basin ... my mother and sisters!” he trailed off in inaudible, deprecative urge of the proprieties.