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Definition of "deprecation" [dep•re•ca•tion]

  • The act of deprecating. (noun)
  • A praying against evil; prayer that an evil may be removed or prevented; strong expression of disapprobation. (noun)
  • Entreaty for pardon; petitioning. (noun)
  • An imprecation or curse. (noun)

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Use "deprecation" in a sentence
  • "The best way to avoid deprecation is to drive fewer miles, says Ibara."
  • "He tap-dances around the line between speech and song with such dexterity that by the time he reaches his summation — See now what a condition I am in! — we don't even notice that the seeming self-deprecation is actually an assertion of intellectual authority."
  • "Self-deprecation is fine, but your work is your art."