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adjective as in slighting

noun as in meanness

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Example Sentences

They are like belittling husbands who think better of their wives only after they alter them with weight loss and a new wardrobe.

His extreme vitriol focused intensely on degrading and mocking Muslims, belittling their place in the Middle East.

What is truly degrading is her denial of Jewish refugee rights and belittling of Jewish suffering.

Williams gets booed when he says that Gingrich calling Obama “the food-stamp president” is belittling.

Many in the media serve as enablers with subtle but insidious belittling of conservatives.

This night the woman of his belittling deprecations was thinking how great and good her husband was.

He is weary both of dissipation and of the youthful frivolities 169 which are injuring and belittling him.

Far from belittling Descartes, as I much desire to repeat, this rather makes him the greater.

We were unable to find any of those selfish and belittling springs of action which rob great deeds of more than half their glory.

Why will you insist on belittling everything that you have done?


On this page you'll find 296 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to belittling, such as: demanding, analytical, biting, calumniatory, captious, and carping.

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