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deprecatory

[dep-ri-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈdɛp rɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
of the nature of or expressing disapproval, protest, or depreciation.
2.
apologetic; making apology.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Late Latin dēprecātōrius, equivalent to Latin dēprecā() (see deprecate) + -tōrius -tory1
Related forms
deprecatorily, adverb
deprecatoriness, noun
nondeprecatorily, adverb
nondeprecatorilyness, noun
nondeprecatory, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for deprecatoriness

deprecatory

/ˈdɛprɪkətrɪ/
adjective
1.
expressing disapproval; protesting
2.
expressing apology; apologetic
Derived Forms
deprecatorily, adverb
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Word Origin and History for deprecatoriness

deprecatory

adj.

1580s, from Late Latin deprecatorius, from deprecat-, past participle stem of deprecari (see deprecation).

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