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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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1. expressing disapproval; protesting
2. expressing apology; apologetic
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dep•re•ca•to•ry(ˈdɛp rɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)
1. of the nature of or expressing disapproval or depreciation.
[1580–90; < Late Latin]
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|Adj.||1.||deprecatory - 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
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1. disapproving (often self-deprecatory) censuring, reproachful, condemnatory, opprobrious a hollow, self-deprecatory laugh
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