Praise to mock

belittle
(v)
bǝ-LIT-ǝl
Meaning

disparage; deprecate; speak of disrespectfully; express a low opinion of something

1st Sample Sentence

Parents who belittle their children run the risk of doing permanent damage to their self-esteem.

Synonyms

belittle, denigrate, deride, disdain, disparage, revile, vilify

Antonyms

venerate

Mnemonics

be+little-->if u tell someone to 'be little', it is like deprecating them to be only 'small'

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