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Adjective: deprecating  'de-pru,key-ting
  1. Tending to diminish or disparage
    "managed a deprecating smile at the compliment";
    - belittling, deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, slighting
Verb: deprecate  'dep-ru,keyt
  1. Express strong disapproval of; deplore
  2. Belittle
    "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts";
    - depreciate, vilipend
  3. (computing) declare something obsolescent; recommend against a function, technique, command, etc, that still works but has been replaced and may not work in future

See also: uncomplimentary

Type of: belittle, disapprove, disparage, pick at, reject

Encyclopedia: Deprecating