Synonyms of deprecate in English:


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1‘the school deprecates the social mixing of older and younger boys’


disapprove of, deplore, abhor, find unacceptable, be against, frown on, take a dim view of, look askance at, take exception to, detest, despise, execrate

criticize, censure, condemn, denounce, protest against, inveigh against, rail against

informal knock, slam, hammer, cane, blast, bad-mouth, pull to pieces, pull apart, hit out at

British informal slate, slag off, rubbish

archaic slash, vituperate against, reprobate

rare animadvert on, asperse, derogate



2‘he deprecates the value of children's television’


belittle, disparage, denigrate, run down, discredit, decry, cry down, play down, make little of, trivialize, underrate, undervalue, underestimate, diminish, depreciate, deflate

think little of, treat lightly, scoff at, sneer at, scorn, disdain

informal sell short, knock, pooh-pooh

archaic hold cheap

rare derogate, misprize, minify


emphasize, overrate