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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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depreciatory

adjective
1. tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value; "a depreciating currency"; "depreciatory effects on prices" [syn: depreciating
2. tending to diminish or disparage; "belittling comments"; "managed a deprecating smile at the compliment"; "deprecatory remarks about the book"; "a slighting remark" [syn: belittling
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