verb (used with object), dep·re·cat·ed, dep·re·cat·ing.
Origin of deprecate
Examples from the Web for deprecatingly
"Not much of a garden, I'm afraid," he said deprecatingly to Birdwood, as they stood in colloquy outside.Guy and Pauline|Compton Mackenzie
"My daughter, you are severe," said her mother, deprecatingly.The American Gentleman's Guide to Politeness and Fashion|Henry Lunettes
"No need to use strong language, Mr. Mallalieu," he said deprecatingly, as he calmly proceeded to divest the other hand.The Borough Treasurer|Joseph Smith Fletcher
"I couldn't start off and leave Nick Grylls," he said deprecatingly.Two on the Trail|Hulbert Footner
"The Mexican regulations forbidding any foreign vessel to communicate with the shore," returned Senor Perkins deprecatingly.The Crusade of the Excelsior|Bret Harte
British Dictionary definitions for deprecatingly
Word Origin for deprecate
Word Origin and History for deprecatingly
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.