belittle /bɪˈlɪt(ə)l/

b

I. verb [with obj.]

1. dismiss (someone or something) as unimportant

she belittled Amy’s riding skills whenever she could
(as adj. belittling)
his cruel, belittling remarks.
II. derivatives

1. belittlement /bɪˈlɪtlmənt /
noun


2. belittler
noun


3. belittlingly
adverb


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