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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dep·re·ca·tive a.  Serving to deprecate; deprecatory.
 -- Dep*re*ca*tive*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 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, deprecatory,
              depreciative, depreciatory, slighting]
      2: given to expressing disapproval