- of the nature of or expressing disapproval, protest, or depreciation.
- apologetic; making apology.
Origin of deprecatory
Related Words for deprecatorycritical, deprecative, depreciatory, derogative, derogatory, detractive, slighting, uncomplimentary
Examples from the Web for deprecatory
Historical Examples of deprecatory
Austin waved them away with a deprecatory gesture and a smile.Viviette
William J. Locke
The Israelite did not answer, nor seem to hear this deprecatory remonstrance.Leila, Complete
The clerk waved a deprecatory hand in Captain Cy's direction.Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
Composing himself, he turned to the girl again with a deprecatory smile.Captain Blood
And with a deprecatory smile I added, "I am said somewhat to resemble him."Bardelys the Magnificent
- expressing disapproval; protesting
- expressing apology; apologetic
1580s, from Late Latin deprecatorius, from deprecat-, past participle stem of deprecari (see deprecation).