depreciatory depreciatory

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value
  2. (adj) tending to diminish or disparage

Usage(s):

  1. Privately, Drew Pearson can be a charming fellow, and even mildly self-depreciatory.
  2. Johnston had chartered a private plane, was waiting on the platform at every major stop, issuing depreciatory statements.

Quotes

  • "We don't think it's very wise to make negative remarks in public about the other goalkeepers," Loew said. "It's depreciatory and disrespectful. We've picked (Manuel) Neuer because he's got a bright future and we're confident of his...
    on Sep 5, 2007 By: Joachim Loew Source: Guardian Unlimited

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