deprecatory

[ dep-ri-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈdɛp rɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

of the nature of or expressing disapproval, protest, or depreciation.
apologetic; making apology.

Nearby words

  1. depravity,
  2. deprecate,
  3. deprecating,
  4. deprecation,
  5. deprecative,
  6. depreciable,
  7. depreciate,
  8. depreciation,
  9. depreciatory,
  10. depredate

Origin of deprecatory

1580–90; < Late Latin dēprecātōrius, equivalent to Latin dēprecā(rī) (see deprecate) + -tōrius -tory1

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British Dictionary definitions for deprecatory

deprecatory

/ (ˈdɛprɪkətrɪ) /

adjective

expressing disapproval; protesting
expressing apology; apologetic
Derived Formsdeprecatorily, adverb

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Word Origin and History for deprecatory

deprecatory

adj.

1580s, from Late Latin deprecatorius, from deprecat-, past participle stem of deprecari (see deprecation).

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