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Definition of deprecating adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

deprecating

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈdeprəkeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeprəkeɪtɪŋ//
 
(less frequent deprecatory
BrE BrE//ˌdeprəˈkeɪtəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeprɪkətɔːri//
 
)
(formal)
 
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showing strong disapproval of something a deprecating comment

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