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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeprecatingdep‧re‧cat‧ing /ˈdeprəkeɪtɪŋ/ (also deprecatory /ˈdeprəkeɪtəri $ ˈdeprəkətɔːri/) adjective formal  1 DISAPPROVECRITICIZEexpressing criticism or disapproval She glanced at me in a deprecating way.2 CALM British English intended to make someone feel less annoyed or disapproving a deprecating smile self-deprecatingdeprecatingly adverb
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deprecatingThen it began to sweep slowly over her in the deprecating manner that Jessamy remembered so clearly from four years ago.His book includes a deprecating reference to Reagan's economic policy.
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