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bi li tuh ling

  • n  a belittling comment
  • n  the act of belittling
  • v  cause to seem less serious; play down
  • v  express a negative opinion of
  • v  lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
  • s  tending to diminish or disparage
    belittling comments

  • For the last two years, the self-described leftist Dieudonn had outdone even Le Pen in Jew-baiting, delivering a series of brazenly anti-Semitic remarks, belittling the .
  • Some of the boys grew from being spoiled and bratty--belittling the help, once chasing the cook up a tree at Hickory Hill--into full-blown debauchery, driving fast, drinking hard .
  • All those descriptions are obviously contrary to the facts, belittling ourselves and confusing the national identity.

  • Johan Cruyff in USA Today
    Without belittling anyone, it is still nice to see how Kuyt developed into one of the most valuable players. There were doubts, but he was ready as of the opening game,Cruyff wrote in De Telegraaf.
  • Robin Givhan in Washington Post
    Givhan, who won a Pulitzer Prize for criticism last year, said she disagreed "that there was anything in the column that was coarse, insulting or belittling. It was a piece about a public person's appearance on the Senate floor that was surprising...
  • Stephen Harper in Winnipeg Sun
    There was this inappropriate thing on our website overnight, it has been removed, it was tasteless and inappropriate. We have enough differences with the Liberals without getting into that kind of thing,said Harper. "Belittling images are...

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