Definition of 'belittle'
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We patronised, belittled and ignored these countries' expertise. Times, Sunday Times (2016) People belittle us because we are little. Christianity Today (2000)He took a perverse pleasure out of trying to belittle people around him. Times, Sunday Times (2014) People belittle the victim, which is awful. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And Dyche is hoping people continue to belittle his side as he says it puts pressure on their rivals. The Sun (2014)Figures show how important it is to build on this industry, yet a lot of people tend to belittle these activities. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I don't want to stand and belittle people. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Sometimes they belittle people, which I think is rather sad. The Sun (2015)
Trends of 'belittle'
Used Occasionally. belittle is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'belittle'
British English: belittle VERB
If you belittle someone or something, you say or imply that they are unimportant.
We mustn't belittle her outstanding achievement.
Definition of belittle from the Collins English Dictionary
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