deprecatory

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dep·re·ca·to·ry

 (dĕp′rĭ-kə-tôr′ē) also dep·re·ca·tive (-kā′tĭv)
adj.
1. Expressing disapproval or criticism.
2. Mildly disparaging or uncomplimentary, especially of oneself.

dep′re·ca·to′ri·ly adv.

deprecatory

(ˈdɛprɪkətrɪ)
adj
1. expressing disapproval; protesting
2. expressing apology; apologetic
ˈdeprecatorily adv

dep•re•ca•to•ry

(ˈdɛp rɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

adj.
1. of the nature of or expressing disapproval or depreciation.
2. apologetic.
[1580–90; < Late Latin]
dep′re•ca•to`ri•ly, adv.
dep′re•ca•to`ri•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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

deprecatory

adjective
1. disapproving (often self-deprecatory) censuring, reproachful, condemnatory, opprobrious a hollow, self-deprecatory laugh
2. apologetic, rueful, contrite, remorseful, regretful, penitent `Sorry about that,' he said, with a deprecatory grin.

deprecatory

adjective
Translations

deprecatory

[ˈdeprɪkətərɪ] ADJ [attitude, gesture] → de desaprobación; [smile] → de disculpa
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Predication: Labelling social actors more or less positively or negatively, deprecatorily or appreciatively.