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deprecate
used in Pygmalion

3 uses
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Definition
to diminish or treat something as unimportant or of low quality; or to express disapproval
  • General hubbub, mostly sympathetic to the flower girl, but deprecating her excessive sensibility.
    Act 1 (37% in)
deprecating = belittling or disapproving

or:

belittling (minimizing or diminishing the value of) oneself
  • THE FLOWER GIRL [quite overwhelmed, and looking up at him in mingled wonder and deprecation without daring to raise her head] Ah—ah—ah—ow—ow—oo!
    Act 1 (85% in)
  • LIZA [strongly deprecating this view of her] Ah—ah—ah—ow—ow— oo!
    Act 2 (25% in)

There are no more uses of "deprecate" in Pygmalion.

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