HyperDic: belittle

English > 3 senses of the word belittle:
VERBcommunicationbelittle, minimize, denigrate, derogatecause to seem less serious
communicationbelittle, disparage, pick atexpress a negative opinion of
changebelittle, diminishlessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
belittle > pronunciation
Soundsbihlih'tahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > belittle: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningCause to seem less serious; play down.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Don't belittle his influence"
Synonymsminimize, denigrate, derogate
Narrowertalk downbelittle through talk
Broaderdisparage, belittle, pick atExpress a negative opinion of
Spanishdenigrar, minimizar
Catalandenigrar, derogar, minimitzar
English > belittle: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningExpress a negative opinion of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsdisparage, pick at
Narrowerdeprecate, depreciate, vilipendbelittle
discredit, disgracedamage the reputation of
minimize, belittle, denigrate, derogateCause to seem less serious
pan, tear apart, trashExpress a totally negative opinion of
Broaderknock, criticize, criticise, pick apartfind fault with
Oppositeflatter, blandishpraise somewhat dishonestly
Spanishdenigrar, despreciar, menospreciar
Catalanmenysprear
English > belittle: 3 senses > verb 3, change
Meaninglessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"don't belittle your colleagues"
Synonymdiminish
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Spanishdisminuir, menospreciar, quitar importancia, rebajar
Catalandisminuir, menyspreuar, rebaixar

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