belittling

Definitions of belittling
  1. adjective
    tending to diminish or disparage
    belittling comments”
    synonyms: deprecating, deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, slighting
    uncomplimentary
    tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage
  2. noun
    the act of belittling
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    type of:
    disparagement, dispraise
    the act of speaking contemptuously of
  3. noun
    a belittling comment
    synonyms: denigration
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    type of:
    depreciation, derogation, disparagement
    a communication that belittles somebody or something
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