In manner that deprecates; insulting; belittling.(adjective)
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Use "deprecating" in a sentence
"It is ironic how the American Art World puts everything outside itself in deprecating categories, especially Ethnic Art, yet what could be more ethnic than it?"
"You will also recall deprecating my lack of rigour in writing comments on a blog without what might be considered the apparatus appropriate to a scholarly monograph (that is, citations for every borrowing or quote)."
"Their humor was either cruel or crude, and never self-deprecating, which is the true test - if you can't make fun of yourself, you sure as hell can't make fun of someone else."