Synonyms for belittlebɪˈlɪt l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. minimize, belittle, denigrate, derogate(verb)

    cause to seem less serious; play down

    Synonyms:
    calumniate, smear, asperse, diminish, denigrate, minimize, besmirch, disparage, slander, pick at, sully, minimise, downplay, smirch, defame, belittle, understate, derogate

  2. disparage, belittle, pick at(verb)

    express a negative opinion of

    Synonyms:
    belittle, pluck at, denigrate, disparage, diminish, pick at, peck at, pull at, minimize, derogate, peck

  3. diminish, belittle(verb)

    lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of

    Synonyms:
    pick at, fall, belittle, denigrate, disparage, diminish, lessen, decrease, minimize, derogate

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. belittle

    To decry is to cry down, in some noisy, public, or conspicuous manner. A witness or a statement is discredited; the currency is depreciated; a good name is dishonored by unworthy conduct; we underestimate in our own minds; we may underrate or undervalue in statement to others. These words are used, with few exceptions, of things such as qualities, merits, attainments, etc. To disparage is to belittle by damaging comparison or suggestion; it is used only of things. A man's achievements are disparaged, his motives depreciated, his professions discredited; he himself is calumniated, slandered, etc. Compare SLANDER.

    See synonyms for PRAISE.

    Synonyms:
    carp at, decry, depreciate, derogate from, detract from, discredit, dishonor, disparage, lower, underestimate, underrate, undervalue

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