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That is simply not something that can be blithely ignored or belittled.

During her three days on the stand, Arias also claimed that Alexander sometimes belittled her in front of his friends.

And by the way, Sullivan, the President just interrupted and belittled Crowley.

“I spent a great deal of time being patronized and belittled by people in positions of power,” he said in a long phone interview.

At the same time, settlements are belittled (they can be “finessed” according to Morris).

Somehow the comparison in his favour was disagreeable—he preferred to hear his cousin praised, but certainly not belittled.

Not that he belittled the exigence of Truth; he did but insist on a proper separation.

A splendid or an affecting story may be degraded or belittled by being told in an unworthy style.

Yet the chagrin of having at once so violently and so impotently belittled himself added one sting more to his fate.

The business of coming out must be taken quite seriously and the importance of it not belittled.


On this page you'll find 64 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to belittled, such as: criticize, decry, squelch, discredit, deride, and scorn.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.