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deprecate
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
to diminish or treat something as unimportant or of low quality; or to express disapproval
  • 'It just occurred to me you might be interested,' he would say with a deprecating little laugh whenever he produced a new fragment.
    p. 151.3
deprecating = treating as unimportant
There are no more uses of "deprecate" in 1984 by Orwell.

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