belittled


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be·lit·tle

 (bĭ-lĭt′l)
tr.v. be·lit·tled, be·lit·tling, be·lit·tles
1. To represent or speak of as unimportant or contemptible: a person who belittled our efforts to do the job right. See Synonyms at disparage.
2. To cause to seem little or smaller than something else: "Away on the very edge of the cliffs, close under the sky, were pines, belittled by distance" (Stewart Edward White).

be·lit′tle·ment n.
be·lit′tler n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.belittled - made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)belittled - made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth); "her comments made me feel small"
decreased, reduced - made less in size or amount or degree
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The walls around it were so gigantic, and everything about it was on so mighty a scale that it was belittled, by contrast, to what I have likened it to--a cozy and carpeted parlor.
Of course this excited a curiosity so vast that it almost belittled the main matter -- but the Welshman allowed it to eat into the vitals of his visitors, and through them be transmitted to the whole town, for he refused to part with his secret.
I wish your aunt Jane and me wasn't both so worthless with these colds; but it only shows the good of havin' a clean house, with every room in order, whether open or shut, and enough victuals cooked so 't you can't be surprised and belittled by anybody, whatever happens.
When Wordsworth was enthroned they carried pocket copies; and when Shelley was belittled they allowed him to grow dusty on their shelves.
Ralph made a sound which belittled this particular argument.
Therefore she took the other course and belittled the whole affair.
The female mind, though cruelly practical in daily life, cannot bear to hear ideals belittled in conversation, and Miss Schlegel was asked however she could say such dreadful things, and what it would profit Mr.
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