deprecatory deprecatory

Definition(s):

  • (adj) tending to diminish or disparage

Usage(s):

  1. Out of experience came a typical self-deprecatory gag.
  2. Play off the massive and manifest failures of what you still call a profession with mock self deprecatory humor.
  3. What he resigns when he enters, even when he makes his first deprecatory knock at the door, is every right to attack the ideas that happen to prevail within.

News

  • Manufacturing In The States: A Hardware Startup Perspective

    I first met Dan McDonley at a crowdfunding event in San Francisco about a month ago, ?After all, who wants to follow a standing desk (on Twitter)?? he asked the pleasantly-drunk audience gathered to discuss strategies for crowdfunding campaigns. McDonley?s self-deprecatory humor masks a moderately-successful debut in the hardware startup scene. His product - a mobile standing desk called Ninja ...
    on September 27, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "While we appreciate that some of the deprecatory language has been removed ...... we are deeply troubled and disappointed that the framework and intention to petition God for Jews to accept Jesus as Lord was kept intact," Abraham Foxman, US...
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Abraham Foxman Source: Washington Post

  2. President Kalam noted on the file: "It is well recognised that the image of a Judge and his credibility with the public are of utmost importance. The deprecatory remarks of three brother judges against Shri Vijender Jain therefore become...
    on Nov 30, 2006 By: APJ Abdul Kalam Source: Hindu

  3. "He was not only brilliant and an outstanding Malaysian, he was always able to put forward his views in a most charming way with a wonderful self-deprecatory sense of humour," said Mr Yeo.
    on Dec 30, 2005 By: George Yeo Source: Channel News Asia

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