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synonyms for belittled

  • criticize
  • decry
  • deride
  • discredit
  • disparage
  • downplay
  • scorn
  • squelch
  • underestimate
  • blister
  • deprecate
  • depreciate
  • derogate
  • diminish
  • discount
  • downgrade
  • knock
  • lower
  • minimize
  • pan
  • rip
  • roast
  • scorch
  • slam
  • smear
  • squash
  • underrate
  • undervalue
  • bad-mouth
  • cut down to size
  • cut to the quick
  • dispraise
  • dump on
  • pooh pooh
  • poor mouth
  • put down
  • run down
  • scoff at
  • shoot down
  • shoot full of holes
  • sneer at
  • sour grapes
  • take a swipe at
  • take down
  • take down a peg
  • tear down
  • write off

antonyms for belittled

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  • approve
  • commend
  • compliment
  • flatter
  • laud
  • praise
  • enlarge
  • increase
  • overestimate
  • overrate
  • overvalue
  • raise
  • upgrade
  • build up
  • exaggerate
  • value
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How to use belittled in a sentence

Somehow the comparison in his favour was disagreeable—he preferred to hear his cousin praised, but certainly not belittled.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Not that he belittled the exigence of Truth; he did but insist on a proper separation.
AMERICAN SKETCHESCHARLES WHIBLEY
A splendid or an affecting story may be degraded or belittled by being told in an unworthy style.
THE PORTLAND SKETCH BOOKVARIOUS
Yet the chagrin of having at once so violently and so impotently belittled himself added one sting more to his fate.
BONAVENTUREGEORGE WASHINGTON CABLE
The business of coming out must be taken quite seriously and the importance of it not belittled.
THE CARTER GIRLS' WEEK-END CAMPNELL SPEED
They were returning victorious, yet believing that Dunmore, instead of contributing to that victory, had belittled it.
RODNEY, THE RANGERJOHN V. LANE
She hoped for much from it--much more than the physical recuperation, though that was not to be belittled.
THE PRECIPICEELIA WILKINSON PEATTIE
His discovery was depreciated and belittled, and made to appear a farce.
THE KATIPUNANJ. BRECKNOCK WATSON (AKA FRANCIS ST. CLAIR)
She no longer belittled romance to a love-tale—rather it was the adventure of a creative god—Zeus as Poet.
SHADOWS OF FLAMESAMELIE RIVES
Perhaps the bitterest part of the suffering would be to see Jack himself befooled, belittled.
JUPITER LIGHTSCONSTANCE FENIMORE WOOLSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BELITTLED

  • belittled
  • demeaned
  • depreciated
  • diminished
  • discounted
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.