deprecatory

adjective dep·re·ca·to·ry \ ˈde-pri-kə-ˌtȯr-ē , ˈde-prə-ˌkā-tə-rē \
|Updated on: 16 Jul 2018

Definition of deprecatory

1 : seeking to avert disapproval : apologetic
2 : serving to deprecate : disapproving

deprecatorily

play \ˌde-pri-kə-ˈtȯr-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of deprecatory in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of deprecatory

1586

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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