What does deprecative mean?

Definitions for deprecative
ˈdɛp rɪˌkeɪ tɪv, -kə tɪvdep·reca·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. belittling, deprecating, deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, slightingadjective

    tending to diminish or disparage

    "belittling comments"; "managed a deprecating smile at the compliment"; "deprecatory remarks about the book"; "a slighting remark"

  2. deprecativeadjective

    given to expressing disapproval


  1. deprecativeadjective

    Tending to deprecate; disapproving.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Deprecative, Deprecatoryadjective

    That serves to deprecate; excusive; apologizing.

    Etymology: from deprecate.

    Bishop Fox understanding that the Scottish king was still discontent, being troubled that the occasion of breaking of the truce should grow from his men, sent many humble and deprecatory letters to the Scottish king to appease him. Francis Bacon.


  1. deprecative

    Deprecative refers to expressing disapproval, criticism or mild form of protest. It can involve actions or comments that aim to prevent, discourage or lower the importance or value of something. It can also mean expressing a strong dislike or showing a desire for a certain behavior, action or idea to not take place.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deprecativeadjective

    serving to deprecate; deprecatory

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deprecative in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deprecative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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