depreciatory[dĭ-prēˈshə-tôrˌē, -tōrˌē] also de·pre·cia·tive [-shə-tĭv, -shē-āˌtĭv]
depreciatory definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Diminishing in value.
- Disparaging; belittling.
Variant of depreciate
- to reduce in value or price
- to make seem less important; belittle; disparage
Origin: Middle English depreciaten ; from Late Latin depretiatus, past participle of depretiare, to lower the price of (in Ecclesiastical Late Latin to make light of) ; from Classical Latin de-, from plush pretiare, to value ; from pretium, price