belittle Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb cause to seem less serious; play down
minimize; derogate; denigrate.
- Don't belittle his influence
verb express a negative opinion of
pick at; disparage.
- She disparaged her student's efforts
verb lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
- don't belittle your colleagues
Be*lit"tle transitive verb
To make little or less in a moral sense; to speak of in a depreciatory or contemptuous way.T. Jefferson.
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