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

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

"I used to go fishing when I was a boy," Cliffe replied with a deprecatory smile.

The Coast of AdventureHarold Bindloss

He strode out of the room and Jane followed him, smiling back at Mrs. Richards with a deprecatory shake of her head.

Jane Journeys OnRuth Comfort Mitchell

Ottawa chiefs did not thrust themselves forward, and when they spoke it was in a deprecatory way.

The Riflemen of the OhioJoseph A. Altsheler

"I've a sort of vague, misty idea," she answered, with a laugh that was plainly intended to be deprecatory of her own power.

Ravensdene CourtJ. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher

“I—I—” Sylvia pursed up her lips and elevated her eyebrows in deprecatory fashion.

More about PixieMrs. George de Horne Vaizey

Holland, pp. 87-89, gives a brief, deprecatory account of what he calls "certainly a boyish affair."

He held the arm up to the moonlight, examining it, dropping it with a deprecatory word.

'Firebrand' TrevisonCharles Alden Seltzer

Even Johnson Boller was mildly interested, although only mildly, and with a deprecatory smile on his lips.

In And OutEdgar Franklin

"You and I—" With a deprecatory gesture, as though good taste forbade him saying who we were, he stopped.

The Red Cross GirlRichard Harding Davis

Mr. Comfrey made a deprecatory gesture, and Fred said, rather roughly: "What do I care about all that?"

The Hall and the GrangeArchibald Marshall

USE deprecatory IN A SENTENCE

Join our early testers! See how your sentence looks with different synonyms.

Characters: 0/140

WORDS RELATED TO DEPRECATORY

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