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- adj. tending to depreciate (in value etc.)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tending, or intended, to depreciate; expressing depreciation; undervaluing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to depreciate or undervalue; undervaluing or underrating.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value
- adj. tending to diminish or disparage
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The Chiemgauer, named after a region in Bavaria, is a depreciative currency.
They spoke in depreciative phrases of the present state of affairs in the Party, and about the methods of the leadership.
Why is is seemingly necessary to describe an opposition diehard as an 'escualido' (squalid) or some equally depreciative word for a pro-government supporter.
More, though, what pulled me was that it would be a dialogue, something geared toward open-endedness, collaboration, and understanding – as opposed to the argumentative, close-minded, depreciative debates I am accustomed to (Berman handout).
That doesn't mean being depreciative of the political reality or insulting our politicians.
Because it is a remarkable fact that in the days when that depreciative and profoundly unnatural character was invented there was no Lord Houghton in the House of Lords.
And proud — with that inner self-depreciative pride which never let up on a man!
BUT it's a lot more used to as a depreciative, usually comic ... sort of like saying the "Poor slob" or the "sick puppy".
He may be a courtier; his most depreciative critic never denies he is a fighter.
In all this he was neither proud nor depreciative of his people.