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synonyms for deprecatory

  • belittling
  • critical
  • deprecating
  • deprecative
  • depreciative
  • depreciatory
  • derogative
  • derogatory
  • detractive
  • disapproving
  • slighting
  • uncomplimentary
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How to use deprecatory in a sentence

“Vait a minit, sir,” said Mr. Weller, raising his hand in a deprecatory manner.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
By making the customary modest deprecatory remarks about Great Britain, they induced me to unbosom myself with honest candor.
THE AFFABLE STRANGERPETER MCARTHUR
The General made a deprecatory gesture, and was on the point of saying something, when the man of the house spoke up.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
Fields inquired in a deprecatory manner which made Burns long to twist his neck.
RED PEPPER BURNSGRACE S. RICHMOND
He has a glossy dark moustache, large and pensive dark eyes, a nicely deprecatory manner, and a beautifully conciliatory smile.
OVER THE FRONT IN AN AEROPLANE AND SCENES INSIDE THE FRENCH AND FLEMISH TRENCHESRALPH PULITZER
The intonation of his voice, his solemn almost deprecatory smile, set me off and I laughed till the tears ran down my face.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
The dog was licking his hands, and whining softly, his tail agitating in deprecatory wags.
A FRONTIER MYSTERYBERTRAM MITFORD
Pardon me,” said the middy, with a deprecatory air, “a sneeze is sometimes difficult to repress.
THE MIDDY AND THE MOORSR.M. BALLANTYNE
De Vasselot turned with a deprecatory shrug of the shoulders, and busied himself with the girths of his saddle.
THE ISLE OF UNRESTHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
The colonel, who was always gentle in manner, made a deprecatory gesture with the great riding-whip that he invariably carried.
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WORDS RELATED TO DEPRECATORY

  • bellyaching
  • caviling
  • censorious
  • critical
  • criticizing
  • deprecatory
  • disparaging
  • fault-finding
  • griping
  • grouchy
  • grousing
  • grumbling
  • hypercritical
  • kvetching
  • moaning
  • nagging
  • niggling
  • nit-picking
  • overcritical
  • quibbling
  • scathing
  • whining
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