• WordNet 3.6
    • adj deprecative given to expressing disapproval
    • adj deprecative tending to diminish or disparage "belittling comments","managed a deprecating smile at the compliment","deprecatory remarks about the book","a slighting remark"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Deprecative Serving to deprecate; deprecatory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • deprecative Serving to deprecate; deprecatory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Deprecative tending to avert evil by prayer: having the form of prayer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. deprecativus,: cf. F. déprécatif,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. deprecāri, deprecātusde, away, and precāri, to pray.


In literature:

But you were at a distance, and my mother's displeasure against you was to be deprecated.
"Love and Life" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Sir Timothy shrugged his shoulders deprecatingly.
"The Evil Shepherd" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
They always deprecated, when there was trouble ahead.
"The Gilded Age, Part 5." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and Charles Dudley Warner
There was such a look of deprecation about him, that she exclaimed, 'One would really think you had been accepting this charming son-in-law.
"The Young Step-Mother" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Buck eyed his work deprecatingly.
"West Wind Drift" by George Barr McCutcheon
She made a little gesture of deprecation.
"Romany of the Snows Being A Continuation Of The Personal Histories Of "Pierre And His People" And The Last Existing Records Of Pretty Pierre" by Gilbert Parker
He came and looked, but said nothing, lifting a hand in deprecation.
"Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
She knew that her mother deprecated "that Belward enigma," but this only sent her on the dangerous way.
"The Trespasser, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
When I refused his arm, he smiled comically, and raised his shoulders in deprecation.
"The Seats Of The Mighty, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Charley waved a deprecating hand towards Jo.
"The Right of Way, Complete" by Gilbert Parker

In poetry:

If I but ope my lips, I sob;
If but an eyelid lift, I weep;
I deprecate all good or ill,
And only wish for endless sleep.
"To Mrs.----" by Frances Fuller Victor
And Man, whose mere necessities
Move all things from his path,
Trembles meanwhile at their decrees,
And deprecates their wrath!
"The Benefactors" by Rudyard Kipling
"In the dread stillness of the night,
To lose the faint, faint sound of breath!
To listen in restrain'd affright,
To deprecate each thought of death!
"The Lay Of Marie - Canto Second" by Matilda Betham
A common wayside flower it grew,
Unhandsome and unnoticed too,
Except in deprecation
That such an herb unreared by toil,
Prolific cumberer of the soil,
Defied extermination.
"All the Rage" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Federal Judge Lee West had left the black-tie audience laughing with homespun humor and self-deprecating remarks that shocked even his fellow jurists.
Donald Trump Is 'Gracious, Welcoming, Considerate and Self- Deprecating '.
INTERVIEWS Coldplay's 5 Most Self- Deprecating 'Colbert' Comments.
Coldplay's 5 Most Self- Deprecating 'Colbert' Comments.
Wealthy New Englander Mitt Romney is trying to woo Southern voters with a mix of regional references that sometimes show self-deprecating humor, and sometimes are just plain awkward.
Carson had self-deprecating humor plus impeccable timing.
2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner Once a year, Hollywood, the DC press corps, and the political elite gather in the Washington Hilton to hear a few self-deprecating jokes and renew the bonds of power and money that join them.
He made a warm, self-deprecating joke.
The happy fellow with the charming, self-deprecating sense of humor who appeared on 2011's Irish Goodbye.
What else but self-deprecating fat jokes.
She wouldn't have counted herself a feminist at the time, and she posed a dilemma for young feminists who took a dim view of her self-deprecating put-downs.
Donald Trump Is ' Gracious , Welcoming, Considerate and Self-Deprecating'.
Phyllis Diller, famed for her self-deprecating jokes, wild wardrobe and outrageous laugh, made her comedy club debut at 37 and enjoyed a long career in clubs, movies and TV.
There are self-deprecating songs about drinking too much, sleeping with the wrong people and spending holidays alone.
AP CHRIS EVERT Nov 11, 1989 Chris Evert's monologue included a far-fetched comparison of tennis and SNL, though there were a few self-deprecating jokes that got the audience to laugh.

In science:

Concerning this use of nonstandard analysis, one may safely say that the model in is deprecated, and the above text does not have any aspiration to compete with nonstandard analysis in that respect.
Nonstandard principles for generalized functions
Since version 10.2 many previously collected latch statistics have been deprecated.
Exploring Oracle RDBMS latches using Solaris DTrace
Backward Compatibility Wil l Always Give You Grief and Employ Secure Defaults both refer to changing, removing or deprecating features to provide a more secure product.
Functional Programming and Security
At the time Microsoft releases a new version of Windows, the current version will be deprecated and - after a certain grace time - fall out of software support by Microsoft because the old version will have reached the end of its life time .
Modern consumerism and the waste problem
And on the other hand, for very new hardware drivers aren’t usually provided for older, deprecated versions of Microsoft Windows.
Modern consumerism and the waste problem