belittlement


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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.
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belittlement

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belittlement

nHerabsetzung f; (of achievement also)Schmälerung f
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