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Belittle - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Belittle' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Belittle [ v. t.]
- To make little or less in a moral sense; to speak of in a depreciatory or contemptuous way.

Meaning of 'Belittle' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . belittle [ v]
Meaning (1):
- cause to seem less serious; play down
Example in sentence:
  • Don't belittle his influence
Meaning (2):
- lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
Example in sentence:
  • don't belittle your colleagues
Meaning (3):
- express a negative opinion of
Example in sentence:
  • She disparaged her student's efforts