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Synonyms for depreciatory

Synonyms for depreciatory

tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value

tending to diminish or disparage

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As another essayist points out, "'Only a detective story' is now an apologetic and depreciatory phrase which has taken the place of that 'only a novel' which once moved Jane Austen to unaccustomed indignation" (Krutch 41).
Hence, to make depreciatory remarks about the police role is to cast aspersion upon the policemen's conceptions of themselves as men.
But after a few sips, the bottle made far less sense as a depreciatory distraction.
She shouldn't listen to the depreciatory remarks of family and friends who usually advise her in such a case to ask for a divorce.
I was reading Henry Miller's banned book, Tropic of Cancer, which actually is a great classic--I never heard of it at Columbia with anything but depreciatory dismissal comments--he and Genet are such frank hip writers that the open expression of their perceptions and real beliefs are a threat to society.
Instead, we are given descriptions of the orator's gestures, the crowd's roar of approval, and the narrator's depreciatory comments.
5) This could occur in various forms but is most intractable when, as a result of long suffering, such a depreciatory image projected by others becomes internalized.
7) The depreciatory sense of 'imperialoide' has to be measured, instead, in relation to Pessoa's theory of imperialism and to the positive notion of empire it implies.
Gaffer" was once a term of endearment, quite unlike its modern depreciatory censure of the old man (Fischer, 1978).
Instantly, as by a preconcerted signal, all papers of a certain class began to abuse; and some who had at first issued articles entirely commendatory, now issued others equally depreciatory.
The rhetoric describing asylum seekers is depreciatory, pejorative, and clearly racist.
57] That Wei could refer to Shu Han as a state without a depreciatory adjective attached can be seen in the following example.
Such roundly depreciatory pronouncements were warmly welcomed by political and constitutional historians who were loath to grant much significance to a demographic phenomenon, but more importantly they reinforced the predilections of those sympathetic to the rapidly mounting influence of the social sciences on economic and social history, and on the medieval period in particular.