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Definition of "depreciatory" [de•pre•ci•a•to•ry]

  • Diminishing in value. (adjective)
  • Disparaging; belittling. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "depreciatory" in a sentence
  • "Not only will it add 'depreciatory' pressures on the TTD, but another implication of such action by the CBTT will be the rapid erosion of the country's stock of external buffers - ie, its foreign currency reserves."
  • "Seoul's exit strategy at that time turned out to be a global financial crisis plus the strategic firing of the finance minister who had presided over the won's depreciatory "overshooting"."
  • "I sent him, therefore, the book, carefully sealed up, with an intimation that I requested the favour of his opinion upon the contents, of which I affected to talk in the depreciatory style, which calls for point-blank contradiction, if your correspondent possess a grain of civility."