- The definition of belittle means to speak about someone or something in a way to make it seem less important.
An example of belitte is a teacher who chooses to make fun of her brightest student's accomplishments.
belittle definition by Webster's New World
belittle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb be·lit·tled, be·lit·tling, be·lit·tles
- To represent or speak of as contemptibly small or unimportant; disparage: a person who belittled our efforts to do the job right.
- To cause to seem less than another or little: The size of the office tower belittles the surrounding buildings. See Synonyms at decry.
- be·litˈtle·ment noun
- be·litˈtler noun