Etymology
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deprecatory (adj.)

"serving or intended to avert some threatened evil or action," 1580s, from Late Latin deprecatorius, from deprecat-, past-participle stem of deprecari "plead in excuse, avert by prayer," literally "to pray (something) away," from de "away" (see de-) + precari "to pray" (from PIE root *prek- "to ask, entreat").

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Definitions of deprecatory

deprecatory (adj.)
tending to diminish or disparage;
deprecatory remarks about the book
Synonyms: belittling / deprecating / deprecative / depreciative / depreciatory / slighting
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