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de·pre·cia·to·ry(dĭ-prē′shə-tôr′ē) also de·pre·cia·tive (-shə-tĭv, -shē-ā′tĭv)
1. Diminishing in value.
2. Disparaging; belittling.
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de•pre•ci•a•to•ry(dɪˈpri ʃi əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ˈpri ʃə-)
also de•pre•ci•a•tive(-ʃiˌeɪ tɪv, -ʃə tɪv)
tending to depreciate.
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|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
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