verb as in belittle
verb as in decry
verb as in demean
verb as in deprecate
verb as in minimize
This boy was a prisoner, too, and yet he turns up all right and puts up a poor mouth about what he failed to do.
Not once did they put up a poor mouth and beg the Government to come to their help.
Poor mouth; making the poor mouth is trying to persuade people you are very poor—making out or pretending that you are poor.
See, children, just as soon as I say a word, mad like a wet hen he gets and right away puts on a poor mouth.
And yet I am told that the old woman was not accustomed to "make a poor mouth," as the saying goes.
On this page you'll find 287 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to poor-mouth, such as: criticize, decry, deride, discredit, disparage, and downplay.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.