To be punctured
To reduce is to make something smaller or to become or feel smaller, or forcing someone into a less desirable position.
(Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
To cause (someone) to feel a loss of pride, dignity, or self-respect:
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or minor interval) by a semitone.
To knock down or lay low.
Explode is defined as to make a loud burst, blow up or reject.
To discredit is defined as to cast doubt on the truth of something or someone, or to damage a person's reputation.
To debunk is defined as to reveal an untruth or myth for what it is, or to reduce someone's reputation especially when the reputation is undeserved.
Expand is defined as to increase in size, unfold or spread out.
To increase; raise:
To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement:
To transfer or pour off completely:
To advise or persuade (a person) to refrain
To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
To determine or estimate the worth or value of; appraise.
Find another word for deflating. In this page you can discover 19 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for deflating, like: puncturing, reducing, lessening, humiliating, humbling, diminishing, flattening, collapsing, exploding, discrediting and debunking.