Mnemonic - Depressed cat expresses disapproval of life
Word - Deprecate
a) express disapproval of
Part of Speech - verb
Synonyms - diminish, put down, depreciate, play down
Antonyms - magnify, glorify, laud (MVD)
1 The author tended to deprecate his own work and lose interest midway through the project.
2 It is not wise to let those who deprecate our faith to define it for us.
3 The lovers of peace will always deprecate war and violence.
1 Self-deprecation is the act of belittling oneself. In comedy it is often used to create humor and tension release.
1 Ayn Rand was a large supporter of the power of the individual over that of a deprecating society.