No wonder he was upset when I belittled the culture here.
In fact, practitioners of Karate-Do are now often belittled as deluded individuals practicing an ineffective children's art.
Gaelic traditions were belittled and Gaelic speakers held up as illiterate bumpkins.
Addicts are then more open to free discussions without feeling cornered or belittled in any manner.
If a teen feels ridiculed, belittled, judged, or pressured into dealing with a problem, his or her most likely reaction will be rejection, anger, and avoidance of the problem.