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synonyms for belittling

  • demanding
  • analytical
  • biting
  • calumniatory
  • captious
  • carping
  • caviling
  • cavillous
  • censorious
  • censuring
  • choleric
  • condemning
  • critic
  • cutting
  • cynical
  • demeaning
  • derogatory
  • diagnostic
  • disapproving
  • discerning
  • discriminating
  • disparaging
  • exacting
  • exceptive
  • finicky
  • fussy
  • hairsplitting
  • humbling
  • hypercritical
  • lowering
  • nagging
  • niggling
  • nit-picking
  • overcritical
  • particular
  • penetrating
  • reproachful
  • sarcastic
  • satirical
  • scolding
  • severe
  • sharp
  • trenchant
  • withering
  • disparaging
  • maligning
  • derisive
  • derogatory
  • offensive
  • opprobrious

antonyms for belittling

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  • complimentary
  • laudatory
  • praising
  • trivial
  • uncritical
  • unimportant
            • complimentary
            • appreciative
            • favorable
            • flattering
            • praising
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                    How to use belittling in a sentence

                    This night the woman of his belittling deprecations was thinking how great and good her husband was.
                    TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLESTHOMAS HARDY
                    He is weary both of dissipation and of the youthful frivolities 169 which are injuring and belittling him.
                    MEMOIRS OF THE DUCHESSE DE DINO V.1/3, 1831-1835DOROTHY DUCHESSE DE DINO
                    Far from belittling Descartes, as I much desire to repeat, this rather makes him the greater.
                    WILLIAM OUGHTREDFLORIAN CAJORI
                    We were unable to find any of those selfish and belittling springs of action which rob great deeds of more than half their glory.
                    OUR STANDARD-BEAREROLIVER OPTIC
                    Why will you insist on belittling everything that you have done?
                    THE FIREFLY OF FRANCEMARION POLK ANGELLOTTI
                    Living for the eyes of our neighbors is stupefying and belittling.
                    THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY, VOLUME 4, NO. 1, AUGUST, 1851VARIOUS
                    He was invited to places, and he accepted the invitations without either belittling or magnifying their importance.
                    CHILDREN OF THE DESERTLOUIS DODGE
                    But no manner of coldness could check Miss Joan's propensity for belittling her benefactress.
                    THE STORY OF BAWNKATHARINE TYNAN
                    She knew now why she had made a habit of belittling and criticizing him to herself: she had been defending herself against him.
                    ARUNDELEDWARD FREDERIC BENSON
                    Another of the petty economies which is not belittling is the washing of one's own dining-room dishes.
                    THE SECRET OF A HAPPY HOME (1896)MARION HARLAND
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                    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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