Definition of belittle in English:

belittle

Line breaks: be|lit¦tle
Pronunciation: /bɪˈlɪt(ə)l
 
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verb

[with object]

Derivatives

belittlement

noun
More example sentences
  • Her voice was monotone, clearly not enjoying his belittlement.
  • Then, the psychological games and emotional belittlement began.
  • It has been a long history of belittlement and exploitation.

belittler

noun
More example sentences
  • This caught me off guard as this language is usually associated with the belittlers and begrudgers who are endemic in society.
  • The work was wonderful, but my boss was a bully and a belittler.
  • We want to act as a helper and an empowerer, not a belittler or an enforcer

belittlingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • It seems belittlingly counter-productive to stick a joke at the end of such a tragic outpouring.
  • Weekly class consisted of three hours of belittlingly being told what we did wrong.
  • In Stockholm, a young reporter cast scorn on her efforts, comparing them belittlingly to the enormity of the problems that still plague that country.

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