Definition of belittle
- belittles her efforts
- a curiosity so vast that it almost belittled the main matter
- —Mark Twain
The critic belittled the author's work.
Her detractors are in the habit of belittling her accomplishments.
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: to describe (someone or something) as little or unimportant
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