belittle
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /bɨˈlɪt.əl/
Verb

belittle (belittles, present participle belittling; past and past participle belittled)

  1. (transitive) To knowingly say that something is smaller or less important than it actually is. [from 1782]
    Synonyms: understate, make light of, denigrate, degrade, deprecate, disparage
    Antonyms: exaggerate
    Don't belittle your colleagues.
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