(dp"r*k*tv), a. [L. deprecativus: cf. F. dprcatif.] Serving to deprecate; deprecatory.
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Syn. -- belittling, derogatory, pejorative, disparaging, depreciative, deprecatory, depreciatory, detractive, detracting, slighting, denigratory, uncomplimentary.

-- Dep"re*ca*tive*ly, adv.
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