(Rare) To lower in esteem; disparage
To denigrate is to belittle or attack someone's reputation.
Minimize is defined as to reduce, decrease or lessen to the smallest possible amount.
To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way.
Vilify is defined as to make a comment about a person that makes him look bad.
To stigmatize is to make something seem bad or disgraceful.
So as to squash
To utter with a grimace or contemptuous expression; to say sneeringly.
To treat as of small importance; make light of:
To cook in a pan
To discredit is defined as to cast doubt on the truth of something or someone, or to damage a person's reputation.
To draw or take away; divert:
To think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle.
(Archaic) To try to avert by prayer
To damage the reputation, character, or good name of (someone) by slander or libel.
To debase is defined as to cheapen, or make lower in value or quality.
To criticize something is to find and point out fault or problems.
To reduce the height of
To discount is defined as to mark down the price of something, or to disregard a suggestion or idea because it is unlikely to be true.
To think, speak, or write of as greater than is really so; magnify beyond the fact; overstate
To determine or estimate the worth or value of; appraise.
Praise is defined as to give someone approval, or to thank God.
To bestow; to confer.
Find another word for belittles. In this page you can discover 30 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for belittles, like: derogates, denigrates, minimizes, disparages, diminishes, vilifies, underrates, stigmatizes, squashes, sneers and slights.