Definition: to talk about a person or thing in terms that are unflattering
Part of Speech: Verb
Synonym(s): put down, degrade
Antonym(s): build up, flatter
1. I can’t work for a person who only tries to belittle me by constantly putting me down.
2. If you belittle young people, they’ll grow up believing they’re worthless.
3. Rather than belittle Ted’s poor efforts, I praised him and encouraged him to do better.