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deprecating

adjective
     
dep‧re‧cat‧ing also dep‧re‧ca‧to‧ry formal
1 expressing criticism or disapproval:
She glanced at me in a deprecating way.
2 British English intended to make someone feel less annoyed or disapproving:
a deprecating smile
self-deprecating
deprecatingly adverb

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