They often seem to emphasize a life based on intellectual pursuits as the highest form of existence and to deprecate
more social but less rationally demanding forms of existence.
While I deprecate
the artificial division of our country into "North" and "South", I wonder whether your correspondent may have got it wrong.
Ms Boothroyd said: "If there has been direct leaking and briefing of policy changes I deprecate
it most strongly.
Indeed, to say that such damage is not desired is to deprecate
the litigant's character or sanity, perhaps justifiably.
The Institute does not mean to deprecate
the need for the government to control its budget deficit, but we do suggest that blindly slashing the TSM budget would be short-sighted.
A removal of rank or office." (American Heritage.) Similarly, as Words Into Type notes, deprecate
means to express disapproval or regret; depreciate means to lessen in value.
In light of Microsoft's shift to Paint 3D, it makes sense to deprecate
regular old Paint.