Belittle and Downgrade


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Belittle verb – To express scornfully one's low opinion of.
Downgrade is a synonym for belittle in attack topic. In some cases you can use "Downgrade" instead a verb "Belittle", when it comes to topics like disparage, detract, run down.
Nearby Word: belittling
Synonyms for Belittle


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Downgrade verb – To bring to a lower grade or rank.
Belittle is a synonym for downgrade in attack topic. You can use "Belittle" instead a verb "Downgrade", if it concerns topics such as disparage.
Nearby Words: downgraded, downgrading
Synonyms for Downgrade

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relationship belittle relationship downgrade relationship
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Downgrade or Belittle. 2016. Accessed December 04, 2020.

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