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noun as in act of belittling

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The press — both the tabloids and more credible, high-profile outlets — hounded women like Spears for disturbingly intimate details of their lives, then belittled and even villainized them for those very details.

It’s been used to elevate one man’s patriotism over another’s, to declare some parts of the country more authentically American than others, to belittle some people’s hurt while carefully nursing others through their pain.

And not only that, but (and I say this in solidarity, not belittlement) the African humidity had wreaked havoc on her hair.

Many of them surpass it in grandeur, and this belittlement of our globe shows a more sublime ideal of God.

This I call the danger of perfection, our possible belittlement through beauty.

It was their back-parlour misinterpretation and belittlement of Nature that made these modern Philistines worship her.

For Archie they had, one and all, a sensitive affection and respect which recoiled from a word of belittlement.

He advised his followers to "play the game" and let the new member have his triumph without belittlement.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to belittlement, such as: aspersion, denigration, deprecation, derogation, detraction, and disparagement.

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