- to express earnest disapproval of.
- to urge reasons against; protest against (a scheme, purpose, etc.).
- to depreciate; belittle.
- Archaic. to pray for deliverance from.
Origin of deprecate
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Examples from the Web for deprecated
The use of purely local terms in all writing is to be deprecated.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
Family quarrels are, of all other dissentions, the most to be deprecated.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
But Sabbataï deprecated the homage; of Redemption he spake no word.Dreamers of the Ghetto
The recognition of Hayti as an independent state was to be deprecated.Union and Democracy
He knew it was addressed to Allen, and that it deprecated war, and that it was mocking.Wayside Courtships
- to express disapproval of; protest against
- to depreciate (a person, someone's character, etc); belittle
- archaic to try to ward off by prayer
Word Origin and History for deprecated
1620s, "to pray against or for deliverance from," from Latin deprecatus, past participle of deprecari "to pray (something) away" (see deprecation). Meaning "to express disapproval" is from 1640s. Related: Deprecated, deprecating.