belittlement

[ bih-lit-l ]SEE DEFINITION OF belittlement

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BELITTLEMENT

Swan, then, had availed himself of Lone's belittlement of him and was living down to it.

To hold otherwise were a blasphemy and a belittlement of God.

He had an uncomfortable sense of belittlement, of having played a small part in a not altogether worthy game.

Yet how often one hears careless remarks of censure or—worse—of belittlement.

It was a mockery of their bravado, a belittlement of their bluff and swagger in the brief day of their oppression.

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

It is because of this refusal that he has been pursued with belittlement by one Russian writer after another since his death.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BELITTLEMENT

slander

nounscandalous remark
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