deprecatory


dep·re·ca·to·ry

adjective \ˈde-pri-kə-ˌtr-ē, ˈde-prə-ˌkā-tə-rē\

Definition of DEPRECATORY

1
:  seeking to avert disapproval :  apologetic
2
:  serving to deprecate :  disapproving
dep·re·ca·to·ri·ly \ˌde-pri-kə-ˈtr-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of DEPRECATORY

  1. <he typically followed up any mention of his accomplishments with some deprecatory comments about his perceived failures>

First Known Use of DEPRECATORY

1586

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