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 (dĭ-prē′shə-tôr′ē) also de·pre·cia·tive (-shə-tĭv, -shē-ā′tĭv)
1. Diminishing in value.
2. Disparaging; belittling.


(dɪˈpri ʃi əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ˈpri ʃə-)

also de•pre•ci•a•tive

(-ʃiˌeɪ tɪv, -ʃə tɪv)

tending to depreciate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.depreciatory - tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value; "a depreciating currency"; "depreciatory effects on prices"
decreasing - becoming less or smaller
2.depreciatory - 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




References in classic literature ?
In these dialogues, my sister spoke to me as if she were morally wrenching one of my teeth out at every reference; while Pumblechook himself, self-constituted my patron, would sit supervising me with a depreciatory eye, like the architect of my fortunes who thought himself engaged on a very unremunerative job.
He suspected the Archdeacon of not having read them; he was in painful doubt as to what was really thought of them by the leading minds of Brasenose, and bitterly convinced that his old acquaintance Carp had been the writer of that depreciatory recension which was kept locked in a small drawer of Mr.
There was enough of mocking inconsistency at the bottom of this speech to make it rather discordant, though the manner was refined and the person well-favoured, and though the depreciatory part of it was so skilfully thrown off as to be very difficult for one not perfectly acquainted with the English language to understand, or , even understanding, to take offence at: so simple and dispassionate was its tone.
Nevertheless, depreciatory pressures on the rupiah were relatively limited compared to the currencies of other emerging market economies (EME).
When a cartoon depicts Mohammad in a very depreciatory way, Muslims do not take it as a joke.
Lower oil prices will place depreciatory pressure on the Trinidadian dollar (TTD) over the coming quarters, resulting in a deterioration of the country's terms of trade and weaker investment inflows.
BMI Research, a Fitch Ratings company, said, 'We also believe that the Singapore dollar continues to face broad-based depreciatory pressures that will see it lower over the coming quarters.
Loss of these amounts to a depersonalized mentality and makes of being "the object of a systematically depreciatory analysis, involving psycho-pathological interpretations, Freudian or otherwise; or of a sociological analysis which inevitably seems to confuse the infra- and the supra-individual .
Robin has fallen into the trap of inferring that "the graveyard of ambition" is a depreciatory expression.
One of the common posters seen during the manifestations read the following: "STUFF THE 20 CENTS IN SUS", as a parody of a popular depreciatory saying used to signal the rejection of someone or something.
Someone just went out of their way to say something nice, and we respond with a depreciatory remark.