An example of belitte is a teacher who chooses to make fun of her brightest student's accomplishments.
A person who belittled our efforts to do the job right.
Origin of belittle
- From be- + little. Coined by Thomas Jefferson in 1782 in "Notes on the State of Virginia": "So far the Count de Buffon has carried this new theory of the tendency of nature to belittle her productions on this side the Atlantic."