Synonym of deflating

Alternative for deflating

deflates, deflated, deflating

Antonym: inflate,

Verb

Present participle for to take away the self-esteem or conceit from
humbling humiliating chastening mortifying dispiriting squashing chagrining cowing subduing crushing disconcerting discouraging disheartening dismaying flattening belittling bringing down bringing low dashing debunking destroying putting down quashing snubbing cutting down to size knocking down puncturing balloon shooting down taking down letting down easy knocking the stuffing out of taking down a peg or two letting wind out of sails taking the wind out of someone's sails taking the wind out of somebody's sails shaming disgracing degrading abasing demeaning abashing debasing embarrassing discrediting dishonoring dishonouring discomfiting making someone eat humble pie putting to shame putting someone in their place sinking cheapening lowering smirching fouling owning making a fool of taking down a peg making someone eat crow settling someone's hash showing up making ashamed discountenancing confusing confounding appalling devaluing downgrading breaking bemeaning tearing down causing to lose face casting down getting the better of pulling down having the last laugh on flooring exposing curbing taming disciplining softening restraining showing in a bad light checking repressing afflicting disappointing reducing annoying demolishing taking apart taking to pieces letting down taking to bits displeasing flustering affronting rattling nonplussing vexing fazing popping one's balloon putting away demoting overcoming fixing someone's wagon cutting to the quick upsetting making one feel small striking dumb putting one away forcing to eat humble pie squelching making eat dirt silencing bringing down a peg putting in your place horrifying harassing worrying ridiculing getting one's comeuppance taking the wind out demoralizing devastating dejecting shattering hurting depressing demoralising dumping psyching out denigrating ripping slamming panning blistering smearing withering vanquishing downplaying playing down causing to feel small putting out of countenance running down tainting tarnishing blotting disparaging defaming sullying slandering stigmatizing besmearing defiling stigmatising reflecting badly on bringing into disrepute dragging through the mud giving a black eye staining diminishing besmirching derogating reproaching slurring blemishing blackening dragging down libeling attainting libelling disfavoring disfavouring dragging through the mire bringing shame upon giving a bad name bringing shame to putting in a bad light bringing shame on deigning condescending stooping descending branding scandalizing depreciating prostituting betraying spotting injuring undervaluing minimizing minimising scandalising deriding disregarding mocking disrespecting desecrating lowering the status of reducing the status of casting a slur disobliging corrupting debauching disconsidering selling out making someone feel ashamed making uncomfortable beating down losing face giving a bad name to tarring and feathering controlling making lose face subjugating denying suppressing punishing getting under control vilifying maligning calumniating censuring soiling insulting compromising disesteeming casting aspersions on doing a hatchet job on blackening someone's name bringing into disfavour detracting from pooh-poohing

Verb

Present participle for to regard or represent as being of little worth
disparaging dismissing denigrating minimising minimizing discrediting belittling deprecating deriding trivialising trivializing undervaluing decrying derogating ridiculing underestimating underrating disdaining downgrading impugning libelling libeling scorning slandering blasting defaming depreciating diminishing discounting dissing maligning marginalising marginalizing trashing vilifying criticising criticizing degrading minifying reviling rubbishing slamming slating slurring vilipending condemning knocking mocking panning traducing abusing aspersing bashing calumniating lowering misprizing rapping roasting scorching smearing sneering vituperating flaming putting down pulling to pieces bad-mouthing detracting from doing down playing down taking to pieces talking down crying down running down slagging off sneering at casting aspersions on dumping on picking holes in scoffing at speaking badly of speaking ill of treating lightly laughing off making light of pulling apart tearing into trash-talking hitting out at laughing at pooh-poohing tearing down holding cheap kissing off pouring scorn on having a go at putting hooks in doing a hatchet job on dragging through the mud lessening reducing slighting devaluing selling short cheapening devaluating detracting axing writing down decreasing cutting breaking sinking attenuating depressing slashing marking down dropping attacking contemning humiliating taking down debasing abating dwindling look down one's nose at bringing down crushing snubbing rejecting commenting negatively mortifying shaming humbling faulting spurning discountenancing censuring dispraising denouncing disgracing lambasting downplaying frowning ripping making little of discommending objecting disapproving expostulating insulting clamoring against thinking little of finding fault with skewering pummelling pummeling bagging compromising hammering looking down on taking down a peg not going for taking dim view of cutting down to size knocking off laying into throwing mud at throwing brickbats at speaking evil of understating pruning curtailing softening decaying eroding devalorizing deteriorating lowering in value lowering in price declining worsening falling paring underemphasizing downsizing easing moderating denting downscaling depleting de-emphasizing miscalculating clipping cutting down shaving demoting de-escalating scaling down causing to fall cutting back slimming down easing up on paring down knocking down rolling back brushing aside setting little store by doing an injustice to miscarrying glossing over rating too low disesteeming thinking too little of shrugging off setting no store by not doing justice slowing keeping down dipping besmirching dishonouring dishonoring blackening stigmatizing sullying stigmatising scandalizing smirching scandalising tarnishing disrespecting giving a bad name injuring demeaning staining reproaching tainting slinging mud at dragging through the mire bringing into disrepute assailing giving a black eye besmearing damaging defiling despising flinging mud at blotting doing a number on taunting casting a slur on jeering soiling bringing discredit to blackening the name of berating muckraking bringing shame upon spreading scandal about spoiling spotting scoffing pillorying blistering befouling reflecting badly on bringing shame on offending blotching affronting abasing breathing on lampooning railing against disregarding making fun of running smear campaign inveighing against ripping up and down tarring and feathering spreading lies about chastening backbiting flouting gibing fouling sniffing at caricaturing burlesquing treating with contempt blaming perverting embarrassing poisoning outraging sullying the reputation of badmouthing reproving poking fun at misrepresenting fulminating against twitting castigating satirizing girding shooting down disfavoring disfavouring telling lies about blackening the character of undermining satirising excoriating jumping on wounding holding in contempt reprobating blackening the reputation of conducting a smear campaign against demonizing slapping demonising cursing scouting sneezing at teasing belying jeering at abhorring prostituting demoralizing rallying travestying ragging on demoralising running a smear campaign against cutting to the quick looking down upon holding up to ridicule jesting blackening someone's name casting down admonishing dragging someone's name through the mud branding backstabbing deploring chiding savaging lecturing scolding shunning hurting reprimanding rebuking frowning on hitting reaming animadverting ignoring reprehending villainizing ragging ripping up defying miscalling heaping scorn on laughing slanging corrupting repudiating zinging jibing at regarding with contempt prejudicing depraving cankering vitiating bastardizing debauching warping profaning subverting blemishing giving a talking-to appalling taking a swipe at vituperating against leering swiping fleering cracking dumping grinning destroying calling names sniggering slinging mud hating putting in a bad light bastardising tongue-lashing showing up giving offence to taking the piss out of brushing off raking over the coals blackguarding writing false reports about spreading tales about showing contempt for marking wrong laying down the law dragging name through mud ranking out turning your nose up at turning up one's nose quipping at giving Bronx cheer speaking of with disfavour hooting having a pop at criticizing unfairly squashing squelching gossipping lying spiting gossiping slagging gossiping about soft-pedalling toning down underplaying making nothing of soft-pedaling questioning disvaluing flaying crucifying poormouthing condescending lying about mistreating voodooing jinxing cussing digging mistrusting carping giving black eye deigning talking trash shooting full of holes misjudging ruining scathing casting slur on putting zingers on calling down skinning alive dressing down execrating belaboring potshotting nagging holding in disdain upbraiding dragging through mud betraying carping at cavilling at anathematizing objecting to annoying oppressing persecuting giving comeuppance putting away knocking off high horse provoking putting a whammy on disapproving of jiving shocking disgusting aggravating owning attainting desecrating finding fault belabouring riding hosing dragging down sniping lookng down at railing complaining sniping at snickering smiling tearing to pieces cocking a snook marring harming selling out turning up your nose gibing at saying contemptuously curling one's lip at making cutting remarks about losing face giving a bad name to putting someone in their place making someone eat crow taking down a peg or two causing to lose face horrifying upsetting beating down tearing to shreds holding forth against coming down on taking a dig at misrespecting misbidding thinking wrong not supporting weakening desensitizing brutalizing dehumanizing chaffing abominating chillin looking down nose at chilling looking down your nose at taking away taking apart blowing off cussing out swearing at shouting at underpricing underprizing dehumanising brutalising desensitising bemeaning lowering the status of bringing shame to tormenting jibing looking askance at taking exception to throwing stones at taking swipe at revolting nauseating repelling sickening louting ribbing razzing quizzing kidding bantering jollying negating expressing a poor opinion of remonstrating opposing chastising remonstrating against failing to appreciate setting too little store by accusing falsely casting aspersion displeasing labelling labeling disobliging irritating turning one's nose up at failing disobeying disowning discarding disclaiming raising an making sport of flouting at poking mullock at causing a few raised eyebrows amongst causing raised eyebrows raising eyebrows amongst blackballing dismaying treating contemptuously making jokes about sledging thumbing one's nose passing on marking rebuffing telling someone to get lost taking the mickey out of causing offence to curling one's lip treating disrespectfully cutting dead casting aside giving the cold shoulder to sweeping aside cold-shouldering giving someone the brush-off classifying designating classing characterizing tagging stamping having no use for refusing to acknowledge having contempt for crawling hurting someone's feelings exposing being above throwing shade stepping on one's toes subjugating pissing over confuting pissing on spitting on refuting refusing renouncing avoiding mimicking marking out characterising laughing out of court blowing raspberries at turning down considering beneath you imitating bringing low plastering blaspheming strumpeting curling your lip at considering beneath one spitting in the eye of turning back on spitting in the face of giving the Bronx cheer to spoofing doing turning nose up at turning up your nose at copying aping showing in a bad light casting a slur upon bringing into disfavour sending up taking off miming parodying exaggerating putting on joking taking the mickey twisting impersonating doing an impression of doing a takeoff of distorting blackening name

Verb

Serialising or serializing

Verb

Present participle for to lower in length or size
reducing contracting shrinking shortening foreshortening trimming truncating pruning slimming chopping compressing constricting cropping slimming down condensing downsizing narrowing lopping lopping off paring clipping concentrating cutting cutting down cutting short decreasing diminishing lessening paring down rounding down shaving shearing slashing whittling down cutting back cutting off wasting away tightening abridging squeezing abbreviating shrivelling making smaller shriveling withering curtailing summarizing abstracting docking synopsizing telescoping eliding syncopating limiting summarising minimizing axing minimising boiling down digesting lowering retrenching epitomizing restricting editing epitomising putting in a nutshell cutting back on encapsulating curbing snipping eliminating tightening up bluing pencil bringing down putting in nutshell making cutbacks in making reductions in whittling away compacting zipping discounting capsulizing aborting consolidating conflating outlining sketching stopping short doing away with getting rid of summing up getting to the meat taking out cutting out marking down controlling halting minifying cramping inhibiting restraining quelling reining in breaking off giving a summary of giving an abstract of attenuating making shorter reining back holding back rolling back giving a precis of giving a digest of giving a synopsis of giving an outline of dwindling getting to meat putting the brakes on putting a restriction on putting a limit on excerpting taking up bobbing getting shorter scaling down turning up dialing down keeping to a minimum keeping at a minimum keeping down running down removing deleting omitting confining cutting to the bone making a long story short taking off

Verb

Present participle for to depressurize or (cause to) go flat, especially of a tire

Verb

Present participle for to demonstrate or expose to the falsehood of something
debunking disproving refuting discrediting rebutting negating contradicting invalidating controverting confuting disconfirming belying exploding confounding challenging quashing falsifying exposing busting puncturing shooting down shooting full of holes blowing sky-high shooting down in flames proving to be false calling into question giving the lie to knocking the bottom out of driving a coach and horses through showing in its true light repudiating gainsaying denying nullifying ridiculing demolishing negativing discarding putting paid to picking holes in proving impossible cutting down to size blowing up proving wrong blowing out of the water proving false showing to be false countering contravening disputing opposing breaking disaffirming overthrowing making a nonsense of contesting rejecting disavowing disclaiming overturning disagreeing with disagreeing blowing sky high destroying arguing discounting querying questioning crossing disallowing disowning dissenting from declaring untrue silencing defeating weakening impugning finding unfounded traversing showing to be wrong proving to be wrong tearing down showing up raising doubts about casting doubt on setting aside proving unsound conflicting with running counter to undermining compromising ruining overwhelming deceiving annihilating oppugning going against vanquishing subverting arguing with fighting brushing aside resisting combatting naysaying combating withstanding bringing to naught putting down shutting up poking holes in throwing out knocking bottom out of shooting holes in knocking props out flying in the face of uncovering unmasking denouncing catching condemning nailing setting straight throwing light on retracting backpedaling backpedalling pooh-poohing putting under suspicion poking full of holes rebuffing taking back recanting sacrificing preventing doubting blocking spurning excluding forbidding banning restraining revoking disacknowledging forgoing tabooing begrudging disbelieving curbing withsaying not buying enjoining from keeping back holding back calling on taking exception to turning thumbs down saying no to standing in the way examining addressing mooting altercating bandying canvassing answering canvasing contending wrangling crushing arguing against squelching debating pettifogging arguing about objecting to contending over differing with quibbling about agitating against putting up argument dissenting against hammering away at picking a bone quibbling over giving thumbs down to taking issue with picking an argument with arguing the pros and cons of protesting against bandying words concerning wondering about declaring to be untrue having an argument about taking a stand against

Verb

Present participle for to subject to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior
ridiculing mocking deriding taunting teasing satirising satirizing ribbing jeering scorning chaffing caricaturing lampooning parodying joshing kidding ragging burlesquing mimicking gibing jiving rallying needling sneering twitting razzing travestying riding roasting scoffing flouting scouting bantering japing pillorying quizzing skewering panning chiacking hazing jibing jollying humiliating fleering cartooning exposing unmasking laughing at scoffing at jeering at making fun of sending up poking fun at jibing at sneering at pooh-poohing winding up ragging on making jokes about goofing on treating with contempt putting down poking mullock at making sport of slinging off at heaping scorn on flouting at showing up taking the mickey out of holding up to ridicule shooting down pulling one's leg holding up to shame running down making a fool of making a game of exposing to ridicule railing at making a laughing-stock making a monkey out of taking the piss out of laughing out of court making someone a laughing stock jesting laughing guying making a monkey of joking disdaining funning insulting smoking slamming baiting goading rotting belittling disparaging tormenting treating contemptuously heckling shucking sledging contemning slighting decrying dismissing detracting affronting dissing picking on girding pulling someone's leg putting on having on poking borak at pulling somebody's leg annoying harassing provoking knocking hassling slanging denigrating bothering reviling tantalizing tantalising spoofing gagging fooling quipping wisecracking discounting cracking dumping leering swiping underrating grinning sniggering louting gibing at messing around pouring scorn on swipeing at sniffing at ranking out showing contempt looking down on dumping on turning up one's nose quipping at sneezing at giving Bronx cheer holding in contempt frazzling calling names vilifying tearing to pieces buffooning hooting detracting from slurring winding someone up amusing pulling someone's chain pranking flipping entertaining diverting playing a joke on thumbing nose at showing contempt for turning up your nose making cutting remarks about turning your nose up at saying contemptuously condemning curling one's lip at getting at deprecating doing a number on yukking yucking criticising outraging slapping jabbing upbraiding offending twittering digging criticizing reproaching playing a practical joke on depreciating snickering smiling diminishing minimizing derogating taking a rise out of getting a rise out of vilipending despising joking with trashing setting up slagging off rejecting discrediting booing disbelieving minimising trash-talking talking down bad-mouthing playing down crying down fleering at scouting at making light of digging at curling one's lip plaguing worrying pestering harrying badgering irritating bedeviling aggravating bedevilling hectoring vexing importuning gnawing deviling nudging devilling beleaguering disturbing dogging snapping sounding leading on flirting with leading somebody on giving a hard time

Adjective

Tending to derogate, or lessen in value of someone
derogatory disparaging belittling demeaning denigratory deprecatory slighting damaging depreciative depreciatory pejorative uncomplimentary detracting offensive unflattering critical defamatory diminishing dishonouring disrespectful injurious insulting unfavourable disapproving discrediting negative spiteful abusive calumnious hurtful mean nasty personal rude slanderous vilifying vituperative calumniatory contemptuous contumelious decrying degrading denigrative derisory derogative detractive discreditable disdainful libellous libelous mud-slinging scornful scurrilous traducing catty aspersing censorious deprecating despiteful dishonoring fault-finding humiliating malevolent malicious maligning minimising minimizing opprobrious reproachful sarcastic unfavorable mocking sneering snide jibing derisive denigrating deprecative scathing judgmental harsh cynical unsympathetic scoffing jeering condemning hypercritical condemnatory cutting scandalous dismissive debasing vicious aspersive taunting supercilious carping lowering condescending caustic biting hostile satirical withering censuring detractory ridiculing unpleasant shameful undignified prejudicial lying backbiting muckraking reproving discouraging slurring criticizing cavilling damning denunciatory pedantic false misrepresentative depreciating patronizing sarky disgraceful untrue downgrading adverse patronising mortifying shaming ignominious abject unworthy dyslogistic captious pernickety disadvantageous cheapening inglorious quibbling cheeky infra dig dishonourable contemptible menial unhelpful insolent picky stern arrogant contrary overcritical niggling haughty abhorrent hairsplitting unfriendly nitpicking faultfinding rejective caviling dishonorable bringing shame snotty sardonic cavillous pass-remarkable nit-picking sniffy destructive snooty criticising troublesome full of contempt uncharitable epithetical brusque cruel teasing pillorying libeling lampooning familiar intrusive impertinent defaming maledictory scandalmongering snidey dirty poisonous maledictive invective cursing defiant smearing aspersory irreverent sniping superior overbearing egotistic libelling antagonistic despicable sharp-tongued shrewish undermining disobliging invalidating obstructive unkind insinuating vexatious snarky ill-natured mordacious hair-splitting over-censorious over-particular corrosive abrasive hateful overscrupulous punctilious hard to please fussy overparticular meticulous perfectionist fastidious finicky over-exacting cavalier castigatory corrupting wretched unbecoming frowning scolding humbling diagnostic exacting discerning severe discriminating analytical critic judgy exceptive nagging trenchant sharp penetrating overnice particular choleric demanding vain imperious proud judgemental dissatisfied boot-faced denouncing disapprobatory snippy hard-nosed bold hard audacious temperamental snobbish uppity cool upstage cold-shoulder pettifogging displeased slating knocking harmful high hat dog it on your high horse high and mighty on high horse deleterious detrimental full of reproof inopportune inexpedient ill-timed griping bellyaching unpropitious inconvenient inauspicious unfortunate whingeing reprobatory reprobative nit-picky bad untoward inimical counter unlucky ultra-critical untimely objectionable debit-side unprofitable downside on the debit side

Adjective

Liable to humiliate, degrade, shame or embarrass someone
humiliating embarrassing crushing degrading humbling mortifying shaming ignominious discreditable disgracing inglorious chastening debasing demeaning discomfiting quashing shameful squashing undignified barro blush-making cringe-making cringeworthy dishonouring dishonoring humiliatory opprobrious toe-curling bringing down bringing low disgraceful dishonourable contemptuous offensive scandalous dishonorable disparaging belittling unworthy scornful derogatory abusive abject slighting scurrilous pejorative denigratory deprecatory ignoble disdainful insulting uncomfortable awkward rude uncomplimentary lowering vituperative disreputable disrespectful derisive cheapening reprehensible discrediting wretched insolent cringey depreciative improper sensitive vulgar delicate tricky derogative detractive compromising contumelious disconcerting troublesome infamous flustering depreciatory contemptible unseemly unrespectable impertinent unbecoming infra dig decrying derisory denigrative indecorous exasperating defamatory disturbing hurtful slanderous libelous libellous unacceptable indecent distressing upsetting difficult vitriolic thorny sticky depreciating sorry ticklish invective dicey vexatious problematic knotty unsuitable discountenancing discomposing scurril vituperatory truculent scurrile wounding perplexing objectionable blameworthy menial impudent affronting trying louche shady shy shoddy notorious discourteous unladylike ungentlemanly inconvenient shocking unbefitting dodgy hairy uncivil shabby unfitting detestable unpleasant bringing shame uneasy excruciating incommodious unrefined unceremonious despicable appalling exceptionable damaging personal untoward inappropriate outrageous catty calumniatory injurious critical calumnious disapproving spiteful censorious despiteful malevolent reproachful maligning unheroic unsuccessful patronizing condescending sneering failed patronising inelegant low base beneath you lacking dignity irritating annoying displeasing culpable deplorable bad unjustifiable wrong regrettable unfortunate indefensible restless nervous tense beneath your dignity unprincipled remiss provocative vexing provoking galling unmannerly anxious embarrassed untimely problematical painful censurable crude obnoxious impolite coarse venomous hateful gnarly indelicate saucy pert pushy cheeky brazen forward malapert sassy brash unflattering detracting indiscreet aspersive diminishing unfavourable tasteless libeling denigrating dismissive injuring excoriating hurting offending abasing malign defaming libelling vile reviling malignant reproaching damning negative crass nasty vilifying mean blasphemous traducing mud-slinging biting repulsive ridiculing miserable pitiful in bad taste fault-finding deprecating malicious aspersing minimizing sarcastic unfavorable minimising confusing agitating touchy corrupting downgrading discommoding unpropitious equivocal inopportune bewildering troubling impossible disagreeable rattling discommodious distracting puzzling worrisome

Noun

Serialisation or serialization

Noun

The process of becoming smaller
contraction shortening shrinkage compression constricting constriction decrease diminution shrinking abbreviation compacting compaction condensation condensing contracting decline dwindling narrowing reduction squeeze squeezing telescoping tensing tightening downtick elision shrivelling abbreviating abridging abridgement abridgment combining confinement confining curtailing curtailment decreasing deflation diminishing ellipsis evaporating evaporation lessening lopping merging omission omitting receding recession reducing retrenchment shriveling withdrawal withdrawing withering drawing in reduction in size cutting down drawing together diminishment abatement lowering cutback drop loss digest fall decrement summary abstract synopsis falloff cut depression compendium precis conspectus cutting outline drop-off epitome précis step down depletion brief short form ebb sketch truncation deduction restriction rundown limitation dent acronym breviary consolidation thinning bowdlerization résumé pruning wane clipping tapering recapitulation encapsulation discount syllabus recap summing-up weakening initialism downturn paring down declining trimming limiting waning devaluation degradation slackening falling off minimizing minimization review slash summation round-up summarization essence inventory dilution minimising wrap-up roundup sum summa attrition resume capsule dying down run-through sum-up potted version description in a nutshell dot dot dot pressing compressing downsizing discounting dieting compend crushing attenuation marking down downgrade restricting plunge clipped form curbing concentration nosedive slump dive depreciation downsize failing fading undermining cutting back sapping disappearance crystallization crash collapse shortened version mitigation rollback lightening easing decay impoverishment erosion tumble economic decline economic downturn miniaturisation miniaturization boildown crystallisation slimming alleviation downfall markdown concise version abridged version chopping debasement axing subdual subtraction subjugation pullback slimming down stenosis blockage cramp tightness impediment pressure stricture scaling down obstruction congestion constraint choking check binding straitening strangulation limit condition argument negative growth initial letter beginning letter initial shortened form overview gist enumeration nutshell extract cuts economizing draft snapshot account storyboard briefing prospectus plan blurb storyline cropping analysis scheme skeleton breakdown core bones record brief idea bare bones economy short version brief description main features notes brief summary bottom line summing up main points rough draft bare facts quick rundown draught economising sum and substance aperçu report rough idea low-down long and short of it abbreviated version cutting short abbreviature shortcut abstraction belt-tightening tightening your belt subsidence de-escalation striction decrescence letting up

Antonym of deflating

deflating Idiom, Proverb

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