HyperDic: belittling

English > 3 senses of the word belittling:
ADJECTIVEallbelittling, deprecating, deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, slightingtending to diminish or disparage
NOUNcommunicationbelittling, denigrationa belittling comment
actbelittlingthe act of belittling
belittling > pronunciation
Soundsbihlih'tahlihng; bihlih'tlihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > belittling: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningtending to diminish or disparage.
Example"belittling comments"
Synonymsdeprecating, deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, slighting
Broaderuncomplimentarytending to (or intended to) detract or disparage
Spanishdesaprobatorio, reprobatorio
Catalandesaprobatori, reprobatori
English > belittling: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA belittling comment.
Synonymdenigration
Broaderdisparagement, depreciation, derogationA communication that belittles somebody or something
Spanishdenigración, despectivo, maledicencia
English > belittling: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of belittling.
Broaderdisparagement, dispraiseThe act of speaking contemptuously of

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