BELITTLING

n. the act of thinking or speaking in a way that lowers another person's self-esteem or lessens the perceived value of a target object. From the viewpoint of the speaker or perceiver, the object of contempt is relatively small and unimportant.

BELITTLING: "Belittling is an act of contempt which reflects badly, not on the person who is belittled, but rather on the one who belittles."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BELITTLING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/belittling/ (accessed October 16, 2019).
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