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dep·re·ca·to·ry(dĕp′rĭ-kə-tôr′ē) also dep·re·ca·tive (-kā′tĭv)
1. Expressing disapproval or criticism.
2. Mildly disparaging or uncomplimentary, especially of oneself.
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dep•re•ca•tive(ˈdɛp rɪˌkeɪ tɪv, -kə tɪv)
serving to deprecate; deprecatory.
[1480–90; (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin]
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|Adj.||1.||deprecative - 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
|2.||deprecative - given to expressing disapproval|
critical - marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws; "a critical attitude"
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