A man who with a graceful Eastern action of homage bent his head, and stretched out his hands with the palms downward, as if to deprecate
the wrath of a superior.
I always find it more appealing to deprecate
Along about the 1960s, however, CFR policy wonks began a campaign to deprecate
the word and the concept, associating it with anarchy.
I had the feeling that he couldn't understand why we had handed him pages of self-deprecating jokes to tell to the people who deprecate
him for a living.
They often seem to emphasize a life based on intellectual pursuits as the highest form of existence and to deprecate
more social but less rationally demanding forms of existence.
While I deprecate
the artificial division of our country into "North" and "South", I wonder whether your correspondent may have got it wrong.