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belittle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbelittlebe‧lit‧tle /bɪˈlɪtl/ verb [transitive]  formalCRITICIZE to make someone or something seem small or unimportant He tends to belittle her efforts.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
belittleThis is not to belittle deliberate training, for without wood there can be no flame.The diva badgers and belittles her Juilliard students, all in the name of perfection.When I was a teen-ager, a group of friends and I made a nasty little sport out of belittling one another.This is not to belittle the importance of his role.City College boosters made a point of belittling the influence of Jeffries' personal claque.But this is not meant to belittle the magnitude of the adaptive radiations that took place in the Vendian and Cambrian periods.Good teachers never belittle their students.She has a way of speaking to employees that belittles them.Does your boss constantly belittle your contribution to the department?
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Verb table
belittle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybelittle
he, she, itbelittles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybelittled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave belittled
he, she, ithas belittled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad belittled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill belittle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have belittled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam belittling
he, she, itis belittling
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you, we, theyare belittling
Past
I, he, she, itwas belittling
you, we, theywere belittling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been belittling
he, she, ithas been belittling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been belittling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be belittling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been belittling
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