Definition of deprecation in English:

deprecation

noun

  • See deprecate

    • ‘So what do we get this year, without the slightest hint of deprecation?’
    • ‘His tone is tauntingly acidic, his expression world-weary but capable of mischievous reigniting; his hands keep taking off on a little dance of impatience and deprecation.’
    • ‘He lost the ticket too, so he returned from his beat with a face like thunder snarling dire deprecations at the scavenger hunters.’
    • ‘Their efforts deserve praise rather than deprecation.’
    • ‘This sort of deprecation needs to stop if we ever want to feel proud of who we are.’

Pronunciation

deprecation

/dɛprɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/