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depreciative adj
1 tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value; "a depreciating currency"; "depreciatory effects on prices" [syn: depreciating, depreciatory]
2 tending to diminish or disparage; "belittling comments"; "managed a deprecating smile at the compliment"; "deprecatory remarks about the book"; "a slighting remark" [syn: belittling, deprecating, deprecative, deprecatory, depreciatory, slighting]
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