What is belittle?

  • (verb): Belittle.
    Example: "Don't belittle his influence"
    Synonyms: minimize, denigrate, derogate
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Belittle

Minimisation is a type of deception involving denial coupled with rationalisation in situations where complete denial is implausible. It is the opposite of exaggeration.

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More definitions of "belittle":

  • (verb): Lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of.
    Example: "Don't belittle your colleagues"
    Synonyms: diminish

Famous quotes containing the word belittle:

    Woman has been systematically educated to spend her conversational ability upon the most frivolous topics. This has the effect to belittle her range of thought so that she can comprehend only superficialities.
    Caroline Nichols Churchill (1833–?)