belittling(redirected from belittlingly)
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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).
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|Noun||1.||belittling - a belittling comment|
|2.||belittling - the act of belittling|
|Adj.||1.||belittling - tending to diminish or disparage; "belittling comments"; "managed a deprecating smile at the compliment"; "deprecatory remarks about the book"; "a slighting remark"|
uncomplimentary - tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage