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belittle
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
to make someone or something seem less important
  • This night the woman of his belittling deprecations was thinking how great and good her husband was.
    5 — The Woman Pays (49% in)
  • When Wordsworth was enthroned they carried pocket copies; and when Shelley was belittled they allowed him to grow dusty on their shelves.
    4 — The Consequence (9% in)

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