OTHER WORDS FROM belittlebe·lit·tle·ment, nounbe·lit·tler, noun
How to use belittle in a sentence
The press — both the tabloids and more credible, high-profile outlets — hounded women like Spears for disturbingly intimate details of their lives, then belittled and even villainized them for those very details.Britney Spears and the trauma of being young, female and famous in the ’90s|Ashley Fetters|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
It’s been used to elevate one man’s patriotism over another’s, to declare some parts of the country more authentically American than others, to belittle some people’s hurt while carefully nursing others through their pain.
And not only that, but (and I say this in solidarity, not belittlement) the African humidity had wreaked havoc on her hair.
Many of them surpass it in grandeur, and this belittlement of our globe shows a more sublime ideal of God.Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2|Gustave Flaubert
This I call the danger of perfection, our possible belittlement through beauty.The Teacher|George Herbert Palmer
It was their back-parlour misinterpretation and belittlement of Nature that made these modern Philistines worship her.Too Old for Dolls|Anthony Mario Ludovici
For Archie they had, one and all, a sensitive affection and respect which recoiled from a word of belittlement.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
He advised his followers to "play the game" and let the new member have his triumph without belittlement.Carnac's Folly, Complete|Gilbert Parker