Definitions for belittlebɪˈlɪt l

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  1. minimize, belittle, denigrate, derogate(verb)

    cause to seem less serious; play down

    "Don't belittle his influence"

  2. disparage, belittle, pick at(verb)

    express a negative opinion of

    "She disparaged her student's efforts"

  3. diminish, belittle(verb)

    lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of

    "don't belittle your colleagues"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. belittle(Verb)

    To knowingly say that something is smaller or less important than it actually is.

  2. Origin: From . Coined by Thomas Jefferson in 1782 in "Notes on the State of Virginia": "So far the Count de Buffon has carried this new theory of the tendency of nature to belittle her productions on this side the Atlantic."

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Belittle(verb)

    to make little or less in a moral sense; to speak of in a depreciatory or contemptuous way


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