deprecative

deprecative

[dep-ri-key-tiv, -kuh-tiv]
adjective
serving to deprecate; deprecatory.

Origin:
1480–90; (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin dēprecātīvus, equivalent to dēprecāt(us) (see deprecate) + -īvus -ive

deprecatively, adverb
nondeprecative, adjective
nondeprecatively, adverb
undeprecative, adjective
undeprecatively, adverb
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deprecate (ˈdɛprɪˌkeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to express disapproval of; protest against
2.  to depreciate (a person, someone's character, etc); belittle
3.  archaic to try to ward off by prayer
 
[C17: from Latin dēprecārī to avert, ward off by entreaty, from de- + precārī to pray]
 
 
'deprecating
 
adj
 
'deprecatingly
 
adv
 
depre'cation
 
n
 
'deprecative
 
adj
 
'deprecatively
 
adv
 
'deprecator
 
n

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