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

 dep·re·ca·to·ry /ˈdɛprɪkəˌtori, ˌtɔr, ˈdɛprəˌketəri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 dep·re·ca·to·ry a.
 1. Tending to remove or avert evil by prayer; apologetic.
    Humble and deprecatory letters.   --Bacon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : 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,
             depreciative, depreciatory, slighting]