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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj depreciative tending to diminish or disparage "belittling comments","managed a deprecating smile at the compliment","deprecatory remarks about the book","a slighting remark"
    • adj depreciative tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value "a depreciating currency","depreciatory effects on prices"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Depreciative Tending, or intended, to depreciate; expressing depreciation; undervaluing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • depreciative Tending to depreciate or undervalue; undervaluing or underrating.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Depreciative tending to depreciate or lower
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  • Carl Jung
    “All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Lay up your treasures in heaven where there is no depreciation.”
  • Xaviera Hollander
    Xaviera Hollander
    “Actually, if my business was legitimate, I would deduct a substantial percentage for depreciation of my body.”
  • Carlo Goldoni
    Carlo Goldoni
    “A wise traveler never depreciates their own country.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. depretiāre, -ātumde, down, and pretium, price.


In literature:

A curious feeling of shame, of self-depreciation crept into his heart.
"Lady Rose's Daughter" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Depreciate the value of these shares gently, but rapidly as you can.
"The Mississippi Bubble" by Emerson Hough
And would not a few words from August Wehle be pleasant to her ears after her mother's sharp depreciation?
"The End Of The World" by Edward Eggleston
Rousseau generally spoke of his romance in phrases of depreciation, as the monument of a passing weakness.
"Rousseau" by John Morley
They found the turf depreciates the stock, and it is yet worse for men.
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
His self-depreciation and mockery were forgotten.
"When A Man's A Man" by Harold Bell Wright
With papa's troubles there's a depreciation in everything we are.
"The Street Called Straight" by Basil King
He had heard it depreciated, with charming tact and courtesy, by a great authority on diseases of the skin.
"Septimus" by William J. Locke
It tended to depreciate the Order and the state of chivalry.
"Charles the Bold" by Ruth Putnam
It will also depreciate your view of the points in your favor.
"Certain Success" by Norval A. Hawkins
It is said that the quality of the wool on the sheep kept in Japan depreciates.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
You say: Stop your depreciation!
"Around The Tea-Table" by T. De Witt Talmage
It has appeared in the worship of the Church, the hymns of the Church, the tendencies to asceticism, the depreciation of earth and man.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
There can be no worse sign for the taste of the times than the depreciation of Pope.
"Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 6 (of 6)" by Thomas Moore
Too much self-depreciation is often a sign of the extremest vanity.
"Gypsy Breynton" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
To the causes which had long threatened the destruction of the army, the depreciation of paper money was now to be added.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5)" by John Marshall
He also recommended that depreciation on the pay received, should be made up to the officers who should be reduced.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 (of 5)" by John Marshall
His name was on the very much-depreciated currency the insurgents had issued.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
Her depreciation of Algiers had been a mistake.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
That they were the work of some one endeavoring to depreciate the value of the property, she was certain.
"The Outdoor Girls in a Motor Car" by Laura Lee Hope

In news:

Last December's bipartisan tax deal included a temporary 100% write-off (known as 100% bonus depreciation) for new equipment placed in service by Dec 31, 2011.
NBAA Urges Quick Action To Preserve Accelerated Depreciation.
They say depreciation begins the minute an owner drives a new car home.
How to calculate depreciation on inherited property.
We are trying to screen for culture and need to develop interview questions that tell us whether a job candidate will embrace teamwork and altruism, possess a self-depreciating demeanor and yet take their work seriously.
Admit it, you thought I was going to say depreciation.
Putting that into perspective, a one-yen depreciation against the dollar adds about $400 million to Toyota's bottom line.
Luo Ping, a Director-General at the China Regulatory Commission is quoted "Once you (U. S.) start issuing one trillion-two trillion … we know the dollar is going to depreciate, so we (China) hate you guys".
Bill Jacobs VW wants to put everyone behind the wheel of a brand – new 2013 Volkswagen Touareg and businesses can save 100% tax depreciation.
Depreciation of new building is dragging profits down, city says.
While financial prosperity is great, what about the kind that will never depreciate in value.
A new car starts depreciating the minute it's driven off the lot.
President Obama wants to take away your precious private jet depreciation schedule.
It was begun with the idea that quality should not depreciate with haste.
Fortunately, while shiny new car drops precipitously in value as soon as you drive it off the lot, new automobiles typically won't depreciate quite that dramatically.

In science:

In this case it was argued that the main source of distortion of this index is related to the depreciation of the American dollar due to the feedback action of the Federal Reserve Bank.
Self-Similar Log-Periodic Structures in Western Stock Markets from 2000
Since the connection reduces to the standard one the only way to introduce vector potentials would be through the metric by following the Kaluza-Klein construct . This last procedure will be depreciated in favor of a better one.
Conformal Gauge Relativity - On the Geometrical Unification of Gravitation and Gauge Fields
By a detailed solution of the hydrodynamical, radiative transfer, and statistical equilibrium equations we con firm that sufficiently strong XU V radiation source may decrease the P V ionization fraction, possibly depreciating the P V lines as a reliable mass-loss rate indicator.
Influence of XUV radiation on Pv ionization fraction in hot star winds
Therefore, we see no sense in depreciating statements like “alluded but not carried out” or “they give a rather cumbersome evaluation”.
Reply to "Commentary on "Total Hadronic Cross Section Data and the Froissart-Martin Bound", by Fagundes, Menon and Silva"
This magnificent accomplishment is in no way depreciated by noting that by itself it is not a cosmological test.
Concluding Remarks on New Cosmological Data and the Values of the Fundamental Parameters
Financial statements have expected signs. This is effective at spotting that loans have been overrepaid, or assets over-depreciated; the sign of the relevant balance sheet entry reverses.
Self-Checks In Spreadsheets: A Survey Of Current Practice
The counterintuitive property of control codes is that unavoidable depreciation may take place without any change occurring in the control code itself.
Informal Control code logic
Because such depreciation, if coming from known time limits, is extremely predictable it is not justified to qualify it as a risk as risk must be connected to uncertainty in the first place.30 In the sequel of this section operations risks will be discussed in more detail.
Informal Control code logic
One might begin with looking at the situation in which the price of the bond depreciates due to a rising debt level and a higher level of employment.
Security Pricing with Information-Sensitive Discounting