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Word: belittle

Definition: disparage; depreciate


Sentences Containing 'belittle'

Her relationship with Garrick seems to have been an uneven one: he greatly respected her talent, but was irritated by her temperament, and at one stage gave a leading role to a lesser actress in order to belittle her.

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