Usage examples for deprecatory

  1. A distressed look crossed the amiable spinster's face, and she looked around at the jury with an expression almost deprecatory in its nature. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  2. Smoke waved the compliment away with a deprecatory hand. – Smoke Bellew by Jack London
  3. Father Agustin made a deprecatory gesture as his thin, long- nailed hand moved across the board, and Grahame smiled. – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss