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deprecate

To make invalid or obsolete by removing or flagging the item. When commands or statements in a language are planned for deletion in future releases of the compiler or rendering engine, they are said to be deprecated. Programmers should begin to remove them from the source code in subsequent revisions of their programs. See flagging and nugatory.
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The term "boy bands" refers, somewhat deprecatingly, to manufactured young-male singing groups with roots in R&B, from the Jackson Five to the Backstreet Boys.
Or should we say that the husband had always represented some sort of possibility for the narrator, who once defended him in front of his wife when she deprecatingly declared that her husband was "a dog"?
We saw everything from behind, meeting nothing but people walking away, gesturing deprecatingly.
He describes his earlier work deprecatingly in that same preface as the result of having "left the Muses' haunts to turn/The crank of an opinion-mill," although, admittedly, it was for the purpose of "turn[ing] the soil for truth to spring and grow.
Go 'way, Marster," he said deprecatingly, "Who gwine name gen'man after a ole nigger?
Petrarch, the poet of Provence, confessed that he was no Florentine poet because he did not write Latin lyric, and titled his collection of vernacular poems deprecatingly the Rerum vulgarium fragmenta.
Advocating the right of the people of God "to take back the power to ordain and carry it out themselves," she refers deprecatingly to "apostolic secession" (sic
Oh, I need both for my work, and I have a lot of practice," Yasmin laughed, deprecatingly.