Meaning of “deprecating” in the English Dictionary

"deprecating" in British English

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

deprecating adjective (NOT APPROVING)

formal showing that you do not approve of something:

The teacher gave the boys a deprecating stare.
adverb uk /ˈdep.rə.keɪ.tɪŋ.li/ us /ˈdep.rə.keɪ.t̬ɪŋ.li/

(Definition of “deprecating” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)