Synonyms for belittle

Synonyms for (verb) belittle

Synonyms: diminish, belittle

Definition: lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of

Usage: don't belittle your colleagues

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease

Definition: make smaller

Usage: He decreased his staff


Synonyms: belittle, pick at, disparage

Definition: express a negative opinion of

Usage: She disparaged her student's efforts

Similar words: criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock

Definition: find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

Usage: The paper criticized the new movie; Don't knock the food--it's free


Synonyms: denigrate, derogate, belittle, minimize

Definition: cause to seem less serious; play down

Usage: Don't belittle his influence

Similar words: belittle, pick at, disparage

Definition: express a negative opinion of

Usage: She disparaged her student's efforts