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belittled Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb cause to seem less serious; play down
    minimize; derogate; denigrate; belittle.
    • Don't belittle his influence
  2. verb express a negative opinion of
    pick at; disparage; belittle.
    • She disparaged her student's efforts
  3. verb lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
    diminish; belittle.
    • don't belittle your colleagues
  4. adjective satellite made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)
    small; diminished.
    • her comments made me feel small