Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who depreciates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who depreciates.

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  • noun One who depreciates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun one who disparages or belittles the worth of something

Etymologies

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Latin

Examples

  • A self-depreciator who says things like: I can't believe 20 (30, 50) people came to my booksigning.

    Lampreys, Megamouths and Cane Toads: Overmarketing

  • He was a fulfillment, not a setter aside of it, not a depreciator of it.

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  • Not that he is usually a depreciator of his former leader, of whose military genius and great achievements he ever speaks with respect amounting to veneration.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847

  • A sentence or two may be quoted from his comparison between French and English literature, because they show that he was not, as he is sometimes accused of being, an unfair depreciator of the great writers of England and a blind admirer of those of France.

    Life of Adam Smith

  • Thirdly, two scraps from letters from Stevenson to Henley, to show that the latter was not always a depreciator of R.L. Stevenson's work:

    Robert Louis Stevenson: a record, an estimate, and a memorial

  • Now, the most determined depreciator of women will not venture to deny, that when we add the experience of recent times to that of ages past, women, and not a few merely, but many women, have proved themselves capable of everything, perhaps without

    The Subjection of Women

  • This depreciator and enemy of Vivian was the man who, but a few months before, had been his political _proneur_ and unblushing flatterer, Mr. Wharton.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 05

  • We stand on opposite sides of a battlefield - a lolicon against an upstanding citizen; a man who demands 'plot' against a style hound; a self-depreciator against a self-aggrandizer (hint: I'm the latter).

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  • Frum, a ready self-depreciator, predicted a definitive Republican defeat in the presidential elections last year, and his latest book,, out in paperback on Inauguration Day, challenges Republicans to take more moderate positions

    Guernica Magazine

  • 1 Dc Pauw, the great depreciator of everything Ægyptian, has, on the authority of a passage in Aelian, presumed to affix to the countrywomen of Cleopatra the stigma of complete and unredeemed ugliness.

    Gryll Grange

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