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    belittle - Dictionary definition and meaning for word belittle

    Definition
    (verb) cause to seem less serious; play down
    Synonyms : denigrate , derogate , minimize
    Example Sentence
    • Don't belittle his influence
    Definition
    (verb) express a negative opinion of
    Synonyms : disparage , pick at
    Example Sentence
    • She disparaged her student's efforts
    Definition
    (verb) lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
    Synonyms : diminish
    Example Sentence
    • don't belittle your colleagues
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be+little-->if u tell someone to 'be little',it is like deprecating them to be only 'small'

be+little -- be little in value, depreciate ~ In recent days the value of dollar has depreciated a lot.

belittle: in tamil its like saying ADANGURIYA !!!! so be little.. so ur disparaging them

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