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belittleverb [T]

uk   /bɪˈlɪt.əl/ us   /bɪˈlɪt̬.əl/
to make a person or an action seem as if he, she or it is not important: Though she had spent hours fixing the computer, he belittled her efforts. Stop belittling yourself - your work is highly valued.
(Definition of belittle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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belittleverb [T]

us   /bɪˈlɪt̬·əl/
to make an action or a person seem unimportant: You gain nothing by belittling him and creating bad feelings.
(Definition of belittle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “belittle”
in Vietnamese coi nhẹ…
in Spanish rebajar, menospreciar, minimizar…
in Malaysian mengecil-ngecilkan…
in Thai ดูถูก…
in French déprécier…
in German herabsetzen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輕視, 貶低…
in Russian преуменьшать…
in Turkish küçültmek, küçümsemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轻视, 贬低…
in Indonesian meremehkan…
in Polish umniejszać…
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