Synonyms and Antonyms of deprecation
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 Synonyms disapproval, disapprobation, discountenance, disesteem, disfavor, dislike, displeasureRelated Words disrelish, distaste; rejection, thumbs-down; blame, censure, condemnation, criticism, denunciation, dispraise, opprobrium, reprehension, reproach, reprobation; antagonism, antipathy, hostility; belittlement, disparagement, objection, oppositionNear Antonyms acclaim, commendation, praise; endorsement (also indorsement), sanction, thumbs-up; empathy, sympathyAntonyms approbation, approval, favor
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 Synonyms belittlement, denigration, depreciation, derogation, detraction, diminishment, disparagement, put-downRelated Words aspersion, backbiting, calumny, defamation, libel, slander, vilification; derision, mockery, ridicule; abuse, invective, vituperation; censure, condemnation, criticism, denouncement, denunciation; de-emphasis, minimization, soft-pedalingNear Antonyms acclaim, praise; approbation, approval, blessing, commendation; hype, pufferyAntonyms aggrandizement, ennoblement, exaltation, glorification, magnification
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