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Word: deprecate

Definition: express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory


Sentences Containing 'deprecate'

'I don't know all I have done, in my fatuity,' said Mr. Wickfield, putting out his hands, as if to deprecate my condemnation.

More Vocab Words

::: pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
::: sycophant - servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
::: ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
::: frail - weak; N. frailty
::: dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn
::: prophetic - of a prophet or prophecy; having to do with predicting the future; N. prophecy; V. prophesy; N. prophet
::: chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
::: negligence - neglect; failure to take reasonable care; ADJ. negligent: neglectful; lax; not taking enough care
::: unanimity - complete agreement; ADJ. unanimous
::: apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain