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deprecate
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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Definition
to diminish or treat something as unimportant or of low quality; or to express disapproval
  • They deprecate the sight of scattered counsels, of internal disagreement; and especially they dislike making their just criticism of a useful and earnest man an excuse for a general discharge of venom from small-minded opponents.
    Chapter 3 (63% in)
  • Finally he urged unity, and deprecated especially religious and denominational bickering.
    Chapter 13 (60% in)

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