: to speak slightingly of : disparage <belittles her efforts>
Examples of BELITTLE
- The critic belittled the author's work.
- Her detractors are in the habit of belittling her accomplishments.
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Related to BELITTLE
- bad-mouth, decry, cry down, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, diminish, dis (also diss) [slang], discount, dismiss, disparage, kiss off, minimize, play down, poor-mouth, put down, run down, talk down, trash, trash-talk, vilipend, write off
- acclaim, applaud, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, magnify, praise
See Synonym Discussion at decry
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