Definitions for: Deprecation

[n] the act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself)
[n] a prayer to avert or remove some evil or disaster

Webster (1913) Definition: Dep`re*ca"tion (d[e^]p`r[-e]*k[=a]"sh[u^]n), n.
[L. deprecatio; cf. F. d['e]pr['e]cation.]
1. The act of deprecating; a praying against evil; prayer
that an evil may be removed or prevented; strong
expression of disapprobation.

Humble deprecation. --Milton.

2. Entreaty for pardon; petitioning.

3. An imprecation or curse. [Obs.] --Gilpin.

Synonyms: denigration

See Also: disparagement, dispraise, orison, petition, prayer

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