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synonyms for belittles

  • 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 belittles

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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 belittles in a sentence

I would not count his beautiful talent at less than its rare worth, and if this figure belittles that, it does him wrong.
ENGLISH SOCIETYGEORGE DU MAURIER
It belittles their minds—thank fortune, that making kindling wood of the characters of other people does do this!
A GIRL'S STUDENT DAYS AND AFTERJEANNETTE MARKS
It is said that the Roman belittles things, that he is an easy despiser.
ROMEMILDRED ANNA ROSALIE TUKER
The ancient prophets were idealists, preachers of the Spirit as opposed to the form that cramps and belittles.
CREED AND DEEDFELIX ADLER
The physical universe belittles us on one side only; it makes a pigmy of the body.
THE MEANING OF FAITHHARRY EMERSON FOSDICK
In the warm glow of a July morning, he belittles his misfortunes, the present trials sapping little Ste. Marie.
THE LAND OF LOOK BEHINDPAUL CAMERON BROWN
The grotesque name of Thomasina Tucker belittles your exquisite art.
LADIES-IN-WAITINGKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
The death of Cicero, sacrificed to Antony's not unreasonable vengeance, is magnified into a crime that belittles the Augustan age.
AVE ROMA IMMORTALIS, VOL. 1FRANCIS MARION CRAWFORD
Wit belittles one thing and dignifies another; and its comparisons are as often flattering as ironical.
THE SENSE OF BEAUTYGEORGE SANTAYANA
When a man puts on the robe of pride, he immediately belittles his manhood.
MY DAILY MEDITATION FOR THE CIRCLING YEARJOHN HENRY JOWETT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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