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deprecation

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1 refusal to accept as right or desirable

  • considering that he's a member of the old school, his deprecation of contemporary manners isn't surprising
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2 the act of making a person or a thing seem little or unimportant

  • she had low self-esteem, so she made up for it with a near-constant deprecation of other people
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