I ask Cupp if she thinks news editors start their meetings by asking, “How can we belittle Christianity today?”
Hand it off to a hen-pecked husband or a put-upon assistant and it can demean or belittle.
To belittle her as a thumper/clinger is to diminish many hardworking folks in the heart of the nation.
None of this should belittle the impact that super PACs will make in November.
The Fox News host seemed to belittle Laura Ingraham during an on-air clash about same-sex marriage.
How do we belittle the works of our Fathers when we talk as though they wrought for their contemporaries only!
Now, far be it from us to belittle the splendor of this scientific vision.
Anyway, he died for his country and let no one belittle his memory.
Why, words would only belittle this part of our “performance.”
Nevertheless, these misstatements of Greaves were used by critics all over the world to belittle Whistler.
Belittle! What an expression! It may be an elegant one in Virginia, and even perfectly intelligible; but for our part, all we can do is to guess at its meaning. For shame, Mr. Jefferson! ["European Magazine and London Review," 1787, reporting on "Notes on the State of Virginia"; to guess was considered another barbarous Yankeeism.]Jefferson used it to characterize Buffon's view that American life was stunted by nature, which he was refuting. The figurative sense of "depreciate, scorn as worthless" (as the reviewers did to this word) is from 1797. Related: Belittled; belittling.