deprecative

[ dep-ri-key-tiv, -kuh-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF deprecative
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEPRECATIVE

I yielded to an instinct for deprecative horse-play, one of my worst faults, begot of an inferiority-complex.

The gray man turned his opened palm outwards with a deprecative motion which was not English at all.

They made their feelings public by scandalized aspirations, suppressed oh-h-hs, and deprecative shakings of the heads.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "praying for deliverance," from Middle French déprécatif (13c.), from Late Latin deprecativus, from past participle stem of Latin deprecari (see deprecation). Related: Deprecatively.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEPRECATIVE

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