You breed a new generation of bigoted caucasian officer when you belittle them and treat them unfairly.
I ask Cupp if she thinks news editors start their meetings by asking, “How can we belittle Christianity today?”
The Fox News host seemed to belittle Laura Ingraham during an on-air clash about same-sex marriage.
Hand it off to a hen-pecked husband or a put-upon assistant and it can demean or belittle.
This is not a time to complain about or belittle this shift, or, as with Kotkin, to pretend that it is not even taking place.
How do we belittle the works of our Fathers when we talk as though they wrought for their contemporaries only!
He does not belittle the complaints of the South, but pleads for mutual forbearance.
Anyway, he died for his country and let no one belittle his memory.
Now, far be it from us to belittle the splendor of this scientific vision.
Nevertheless, these misstatements of Greaves were used by critics all over the world to belittle Whistler.
Belittle! What an expression! It may be an elegant one in Virginia, and even perfectly intelligible; but for our part, all we can do is to guess at its meaning. For shame, Mr. Jefferson! ["European Magazine and London Review," 1787, reporting on "Notes on the State of Virginia"; to guess was considered another barbarous Yankeeism.]Jefferson used it to characterize Buffon's view that American life was stunted by nature, which he was refuting. The figurative sense of "depreciate, scorn as worthless" (as the reviewers did to this word) is from 1797. Related: Belittled; belittling.