deprecating Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "deprecating" - English Dictionary

See all translations

deprecatingadjective

uk   /ˈdep.rə.keɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/ (also deprecatory, uk   /ˈdep.rə.kə.tər.i/  us   /-tɔːr.i/ )

deprecating adjective (NOT VALUING)

showing that you think something is of little value or importance: Her deprecating smile clearly showed that she thought I'd said something stupid. showing that you feel embarrassed, especially by praise: She reacted to his compliments with a deprecating laugh.

deprecating adjective (NOT APPROVING)

formal showing that you do not approve of something: The teacher gave the boys a deprecating stare.
deprecatingly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of deprecating from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of deprecating?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “deprecating”

Word of the Day
straight

the straight part of a racetrack (= the track on which competitors race)

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More