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deprecate
used in Moby Dick

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to diminish or treat something as unimportant or of low quality; or to express disapproval
  • But once, the mood was on him too deep for common regardings; and as with heavy, lumber-like pace he was measuring the ship from taffrail to mainmast, Stubb, the old second mate, came up from below, with a certain unassured, deprecating humorousness, hinted that if Captain Ahab was pleased to walk the planks, then, no one could say nay; but there might be some way of muffling the noise; hinting something indistinctly and hesitatingly about a globe of tow, and the insertion into it, of...
    Chapters 28-30 -- Ahab; (Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb); The Pipe (66% in)

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