English to Afrikaans Meaning :: belittle

Belittle :
verkleineer
verkleineer - verkleineerverkleineerverkleineringverkleineerverkleinering
 
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Verb(1) cause to seem less serious; play down(2) express a negative opinion of(3) lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of

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(1) In ignorance, they seek to belittle it and minimise its importance to the individual.(2) If you belittle their opinions or dismiss their problems, they'll stop talking to you.(3) this is not to belittle his role(4) I have learnt never to underestimate the worth of young people, nor to ridicule or belittle them.(5) He does not dismiss or belittle the gifts and talents that his Creator endowed to him.(6) Without belittling the importance of media research, it's time that the rule of the real governed policy as well.(7) She constantly criticizes and belittles the husband in screaming tones.(8) There is no point in ignoring our history or belittling our heritage.(9) When he spoke of a sign of personal virtue, he seemed to be belittling the importance of conservation.(10) I'm just not in the mood for that snide voice belittling me, yet.(11) Her father bullies and belittles her - which may be why she takes a liking to Peter.(12) How sad to hear commentators belittling the march.(13) Do you actually feel more manly or powerful after belittling a fellow human?(14) We want to act as a helper and an empowerer, not a belittler or an enforcer(15) Her voice was monotone, clearly not enjoying his belittlement .(16) This caught me off guard as this language is usually associated with the belittlers and begrudgers who are endemic in society.
Related Words
(1) belittle ::
verkleineer
(2) be ::
wees
(3) little ::
klein
Synonyms
Verb
1. disparage ::
afkraak
2. denigrate ::
denigrerend
3. diminish ::
verminder
Antonyms
1. acclaim ::
lof
2. applaud ::
jubel
3. exalt ::
verhef
4. glorify ::
verheerlik
5. laud ::
loflied
6. magnify ::
groot
7. praise ::
lof
Different Forms
belittle, belittled, belittlement, belittles, belittling
Word Example from TV Shows

The best way to learn proper English is to read news report, and watch news on TV. Watching TV shows is a great way to learn casual English, slang words, understand culture reference and humor. If you have already watched these shows then you may recall the words used in the following dialogs.

And, heh, if you\'re gonna spend
all your time trying to belittle me...

And, heh, if you're gonna spend all your time trying to BELITTLE me...

The Big Bang Theory Season 8, Episode 2


doesn\'t sit well with some,
so they belittle me.

doesn't sit well with some, so they BELITTLE me.

Game of Thrones Season 5, Episode 3


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