HyperDic: depreciation

English > 3 senses of the word depreciation:
NOUNactdepreciationa decrease in price or value
possessiondepreciation, wear and teardecrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use
communicationdepreciation, disparagement, derogationa communication that belittles somebody or something
depreciation > pronunciation
Soundsdihpriy.shiyey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > depreciation: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA decrease in price or value.
Example"depreciation of the dollar against the yen"
Broaderdecrease, diminution, reduction, step-downThe act of decreasing or reducing something
OppositeappreciationAn increase / increase / increase / increase / increase in price or value
Spanishdepreciación, desvalorización, devaluación
Catalandepreciació, devaluació
Verbsdepreciatelose in value
depreciatelower the value of something
English > depreciation: 3 senses > noun 2, possession
Meaningdecrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use.
Synonymwear and tear
Narrowerstraight-line method, straight-line method of depreciation(accounting) a method of calculating depreciation by taking an equal amount of the asset's cost as an expense for each year of the asset's useful life
write-off, write-down(accounting) reduction in the book value of an asset
Broaderfinancial lossLoss of money or decrease in financial value
non-cash expenseAn expense (such as depreciation) that is not paid for in cash
Spanishdepreciación, desgaste, desvalorización
Verbsdepreciatelose in value
depreciatelower the value of something
English > depreciation: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA communication that belittles somebody or something.
Synonymsdisparagement, derogation
Narroweraspersion, slurA disparaging remark
cold waterdisparagement of a plan or hope or expectation
condescension, disdain, patronageA communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet jobA false / false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
denigration, belittlingA belittling comment
detraction, petty criticismA petty disparagement
sour grapesdisparagement of something that is unattainable
Broaderdisrespect, discourtesyAn expression / expression of lack of respect
UsageIndian giverAn offensive term for someone who asks you to return a present he has given you
Jap, Nip(offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
Kraut, Krauthead, Boche, Jerry, HunOffensive term for a person of German descent
MoonieAn often derogatory term for a member of the Unification Church
Paddy, Mick, Mickey(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Irish descent
Redskin, Injun, red man(slang) offensive term for Native Americans
bastard, mongrelderogatory term for a variation that is not genuine
butch, dike, dyke(slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
chink, Chinaman(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
coolie, cooly(ethnic slur) an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer
effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, softness, womanishness, unmanlinessThe trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)
fagot, faggot, fag, fairy, nance, pansy, queen, queer, poof, poove, poufOffensive term for an openly homosexual man
greaser, wetback, taco(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Mexican descent
gyp, gip(sometimes offensive) an act of swindling or cheating
gyp, gip(sometimes offensive) to cheat or swindle
half-breedAn offensive term for an offspring of parents of different races (especially of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry)
half-casteAn offensive term for the offspring of parents of different races or cultures
kaffir, kafir, caffer, caffreAn offensive and insulting term for any Black African
kike, hymie, sheeny, yid(ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
mammyAn offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.
mongoloidOf or relating to or suffering from Down syndrome
mongoloidA person suffering from Down syndrome (no longer used technically in this sense)
naziderogatory term for a person who is fanatically dedicated to, or seeks to control, some activity, practice, etc.
papistAn offensive term for Roman Catholics
pickaninny, piccaninny, picaninny(ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child
shegetzAn offensive term for non-Jewish young man
shiksa, shikseA derogatory term used by Jews to refer to non-Jewish women
spic, spik, spick(ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent
street arab, gamin, throwaway(sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets / streets
suit(slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit
touchy-feely(often derogatory) openly expressing love / love and affection (especially through physical contact)
tree huggerderogatory term for environmentalists who support restrictions on the logging industry and the preservation of forests / forests
white trash, poor white trash(slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
whitey, honky, honkey, honkie(slang) offensive names for a White man
wog(offensive British slang) term used by the British to refer to people of color from Africa or Asia
wop, dago, ginzo, Guinea, greaseball(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
Spanishdepreciación, desdén, desprecio, menoscabo, menosprecio
Catalandesdeny, despreci, menyspreu
Verbsdepreciatebelittle

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