Belittle and Compliment


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Belittle verb – To express scornfully one's low opinion of.
Usage example: belittled the movie hunk's acting ability

Compliment is an antonym for belittle in topics: approve, praise, detract.
Nearby Word: belittling
Antonyms for Belittle


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Compliment verb – To express to (someone) admiration for his or her success or good fortune.
Usage example: complimented her on her election victory

Belittle is an antonym for compliment.
Nearby Words: complement, complimented, complimentary, complied, complimenting
Antonyms for Compliment
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Common collocations

player belittle player compliment player
everyone belittle everyone compliment everyone
minions belittle minions compliment minions

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Mega Race Guilt-Based Gaming: Lance will belittle and insult the player for quitting, but if you quit after a good winning streak this is averted; then he'll compliment you on your skill and say you've earned a break.
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