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Synonyms for belittled

made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)

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New Delhi [India], Feb 14 ( ANI ): Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan belittled Pakistan by calling it a 'chhutputiya desh' (small country).
A FAMILY GP drove away patients and belittled colleagues with a tirade of foulmouthed abuse over a fouryear period, a disciplinary panel was told.
MP Mahmoud Othman of the Kurdistani Alliance belittled the impact of the foreign interferences on the next elections.
In mitigation, Choi Cheng said Farrell felt he had been belittled by the security staff who he claimed had acted in a heavy-handed manner.
So what if our English cousins belittled Franklin For his
Jose Luis Castillo has belittled Ricky Hatton's unbeaten record and vowed to bring it to an end when the pair meet on June 23 to contest the IBO light-welterweight title.
Tuesday, Calderon belittled Beckham, calling him some Hollywood wannabe -- like that would make him different from anyone in L.
It works in a more profound way than any dance technique could conjure, and that should not be taken for granted, belittled, or bemoaned, but celebrated every day that you get to live in it.
This case would have been a real victory had the Court commented upon how the faith of Christians requires them to speak out against immoral sexual behaviour, or how Owens, through his prosecution, has been belittled, vilified, exposed to hatred, and financially hurt for proclaiming what he believes.
But in the late 1960s and '70s, second-wave feminists, belittled in today's conservative backlash as bra-burning man-haters, paved the way for rights younger women now take for granted: playing college sports; entering professional schools; choosing to have a baby, or not.
The Emmanuel High School student, who hopes to obtain two B grades and one C to enable her to study medicine at Newcastle University, said the comments belittled the hard work put in by students.
They care for their own importance and (he says inpoliticianspeak),`Wecannot be belittled like this.
While encouraging people to be "grown up enough to believe in their own specialness without the need to belittle their neighbors," Steele positively belittled gay critics of same-sex marriage by suggesting that we simply "recoil at same-sex domesticity and parenting because these things threaten the sexy outlaw status that is precious to [our] self-image.
MY letter ``Englicised Welsh'' (January 22)has resulted in my being condescendingly lectured and my intelligence and education belittled, though one did support my views.
The proud and independent Flutes must accept charity from those who have belittled them in the past.