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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·pre·ci·a·to·ry a. Tending to depreciate; undervaluing; depreciative.
 Syn: -- belittling, depreciative, deprecatory, depreciatory, derogatory, detractive, detracting, slighting, pejorative, denigratory.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value; "a
             depreciating currency"; "depreciatory effects on
             prices" [syn: depreciating, depreciative]
      2: 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, deprecatory,
          depreciative, slighting]