de'pre·ci·a·to·ry || -ʃjətərɪ adj. of or pertaining to depreciation (reduction in the value of an item or a currency); critical, disparaging, belittling

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  • Depreciatory — De*pre ci*a*to*ry (d[ e]*pr[=e] sh[i^]*[.a]*t[ o]*r[y^] or d[ e]*pr[=e] sh[.a]*t[ o]*r[y^]), a. Tending to depreciate; undervaluing; depreciative. Syn: belittling, depreciative, deprecatory, depreciatory, derogatory, detractive, detracting,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • depreciatory — index calumnious, derogatory, pejorative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • depreciatory — depreciative, depreciatory *derogatory, disparaging, slighting, pejorative Analogous words: decrying, belittling, minimizing (see DECRY): aspersing, maligning (see MALIGN vb): underrating, underestimating, undervaluing (see base words at… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • depreciatory — depreciate ► VERB 1) reduce in value over a period of time. 2) disparage or belittle. DERIVATIVES depreciation noun depreciatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin depreciare lower in price, undervalue …   English terms dictionary

  • depreciatory — adjective 1. tending to diminish or disparage belittling comments managed a deprecating smile at the compliment deprecatory remarks about the book a slighting remark • Syn: ↑belittling, ↑deprecating, ↑deprecative, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • depreciatory — adjective see depreciate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • depreciatory — depreciatively, adv. /di pree shee euh tawr ee, tohr ee, pree sheuh /, adj. tending to depreciate. Also, depreciative /di pree shee ay tiv, sheuh tiv/. [1795 1805; DEPRECIATE + ORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • depreciatory — adjective pertaining to depreciation …   Wiktionary

  • depreciatory — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Tending or intending to belittle: deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, derogative, derogatory, detractive, disparaging, low, pejorative, slighting, uncomplimentary. See PRAISE …   English dictionary for students

  • depreciatory — de·pre·ci·a·to·ry …   English syllables

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