used in Gone with the Wind
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to diminish or treat something as unimportant or of low quality; or to express disapproval
- "Oh, well," she said deprecatingly.
4.34 (44% in)
- Oh, it wasn't so bad, just a flesh wound," he said deprecatingly.
4.35 (15% in)
There are no more uses of "deprecate" in Gone with the Wind.