disapproving (part of speech: verb)
ridiculing (part of speech: verb)
protesting (part of speech: verb)
Monson would have liked to make of me a self- deprecating
sort of person- such as he was himself, with the result that the other fellow always got the prize and he got left.
- "The Deluge", David Graham Phillips.
" The wind has changed, and the fire is awful, and I can't help it," sounded Miss Smalley's voice, meek and deprecating,
through the keyhole, at which she had listened till she had heard Bel moving.
- "The Other Girls", Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney.
Then she began again, and tried to catch up her eager words and soften off their corners; speaking with a wistful affectionate tone that was half pleading, half deprecating.
- "The Gold of Chickaree", Susan Warner.