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deprecatory

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adjective dep·re·ca·to·ry \ˈde-pri-kə-ˌtȯr-ē, ˈde-prə-ˌkā-tə-rē\

Definition of deprecatory

  1. 1 :  seeking to avert disapproval :  apologetic

  2. 2 :  serving to deprecate :  disapproving

dep·re·ca·to·ri·ly play \ˌde-pri-kə-ˈtȯr-ə-lē\ adverb


Examples of deprecatory

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



1586

First Known Use of deprecatory

1586


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