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deprecatory

[ dep-ri-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈdɛp rɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective
of the nature of or expressing disapproval, protest, or depreciation.
apologetic; making apology.
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Origin of deprecatory

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

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British Dictionary definitions for deprecatory

deprecatory
/ (ˈdɛprɪkətrɪ) /

adjective
expressing disapproval; protesting
expressing apology; apologetic

Derived forms of deprecatory

deprecatorily, adverb
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