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How to use belittlement in a sentence

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.
BRITNEY SPEARS AND THE TRAUMA OF BEING YOUNG, FEMALE AND FAMOUS IN THE ’90SASHLEY FETTERSFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
DEMOCRACY SURVIVED, BARELYROBIN GIVHANJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Many of them surpass it in grandeur, and this belittlement of our globe shows a more sublime ideal of God.
BOUVARD AND PCUCHET, PART 2GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
This I call the danger of perfection, our possible belittlement through beauty.
THE TEACHERGEORGE HERBERT PALMER
It was their back-parlour misinterpretation and belittlement of Nature that made these modern Philistines worship her.
TOO OLD FOR DOLLSANTHONY MARIO LUDOVICI
For Archie they had, one and all, a sensitive affection and respect which recoiled from a word of belittlement.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. XIX (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
He advised his followers to "play the game" and let the new member have his triumph without belittlement.
CARNAC'S FOLLY, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
It was a mockery of their bravado, a belittlement of their bluff and swagger in the brief day of their oppression.
TRAIL'S ENDGEORGE W. OGDEN
He had an uncomfortable sense of belittlement, of having played a small part in a not altogether worthy game.
THE MISSIONERE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
It is because of this refusal that he has been pursued with belittlement by one Russian writer after another since his death.
OLD AND NEW MASTERSROBERT LYND
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WORDS RELATED TO BELITTLEMENT

  • aspersion
  • backbiting
  • backstabbing
  • belittlement
  • black eye
  • calumny
  • defamation
  • depreciation
  • detraction
  • dirt
  • dirty linen
  • disparagement
  • hit
  • libel
  • lie
  • misrepresentation
  • muckraking
  • mud
  • mud-slinging
  • obloquy
  • rap
  • scandal
  • slam
  • slime
  • smear
  • tale
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