depreciatory

[dih-pree-shee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -pree-shuh-]
adjective
tending to depreciate.
Also, depreciative [dih-pree-shee-ey-tiv, -shuh-tiv] .


Origin:
1795–1805; depreciate + -ory1

depreciatively, adverb
nondepreciative, adjective
nondepreciatively, adverb
nondepreciatory, adjective
undepreciative, adjective
undepreciatory, adjective
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depreciate (dɪˈpriːʃɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to reduce or decline in value or price
2.  (tr) to lessen the value of by derision, criticism, etc; disparage
 
[C15: from Late Latin dēpretiāre to lower the price of, from Latin de- + pretiumprice]
 
 
de'preciatingly
 
adv
 
de'preciator
 
n
 
depreciatory
 
adj
 
de'preciative
 
adj

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