Verbal Ability - Antonyms - Discussion

Discussion :: Antonyms - Section 1 (Q.No.12)

In the following questions choose the word which is the exact OPPOSITE of the given words.

12. 

BELITTLE

[A]. Criticize
[B]. Flatter
[C]. Exaggerate
[D]. Adore

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Main Entry: belittle

Part of Speech: verb

Definition: detract

Synonyms: bad-mouth, blister, criticize, cut down to size, cut to the quick, decry, deprecate, depreciate, deride, derogate, diminish, discount, discredit, disparage, dispraise, downgrade, downplay, dump on, knock*, lower, minimize, pan, pooh pooh, poor mouth, put down, rip*, roast, run down, scoff at, scorch*, scorn, shoot down, shoot full of holes, slam*, smear, sneer at, sour grapes, squash, squelch, take a swipe at, take down, take down a peg, tear down, underestimate, underrate, undervalue, write off.

Antonyms: build up, exaggerate, praise, value


Sundar said: (Sep 4, 2010)  
Main Entry: belittle

Part of Speech: verb

Definition: detract

Synonyms: bad-mouth, blister, criticize, cut down to size, cut to the quick, decry, deprecate, depreciate, deride, derogate, diminish, discount, discredit, disparage, dispraise, downgrade, downplay, dump on, knock*, lower, minimize, pan, pooh pooh, poor mouth, put down, rip*, roast, run down, scoff at, scorch*, scorn, shoot down, shoot full of holes, slam*, smear, sneer at, sour grapes, squash, squelch, take a swipe at, take down, take down a peg, tear down, underestimate, underrate, undervalue, write off.

Antonyms: build up, exaggerate, praise, value.

Priya said: (Dec 12, 2010)  
Hi, why don't we choose [A]praise. I think its also correct.

According to your explanation praise also one of the Antonyms.

If am wrong means correct me. Help will be Appreciated.

Thank you.

N.Ashokreddy said: (Jul 3, 2011)  
Make a little, importance.

Shakti said: (May 26, 2012)  
What is the meaning of exaggerate?

Sukanth said: (Aug 20, 2012)  
Exaggerate means make seem greater.

Alok said: (Aug 31, 2012)  
Adore is the answer. Exaggerate is wrong.

Shakeer said: (Sep 6, 2014)  
Adore means ?

Soniya said: (Sep 26, 2014)  
Adore means to like or admire very much. I simply adore the way your hair is done!

Roshni said: (Aug 4, 2015)  
It should be adore not exaggerate.

Mahipal Singh Bairwa said: (Aug 5, 2015)  
Here exaggerate is right choice because it means overstatement of something. And belittle means very short statement of an event.

Gokul said: (Jan 18, 2016)  
Flatter is more suitable here.

Sarita said: (Sep 4, 2016)  
What is mean of flatter?

Jayesh said: (Sep 11, 2016)  
What is the correct answer?

Urooj said: (Sep 12, 2016)  
EXAGERRATE is wrong.

I think, ADORE is right.

Dharma said: (Sep 18, 2016)  
Flatter means?

Soniya said: (Sep 30, 2016)  
Adore means?

Soniya said: (Sep 30, 2016)  
What is mean by Exaggerate?

Pai said: (Oct 27, 2016)  
@Dharma.

Flatter means to compliment someone.

Shubham said: (Nov 6, 2016)  
Exaggerate is correct.

Belittle = undervalue, think as unimportant.

Exaggerate = overvalue, think as too important.

Atul Patil said: (Nov 18, 2016)  
Good explanation @Shubham.

Anu said: (Dec 3, 2016)  
BELITTLE: Unimportant

Anu said: (Dec 3, 2016)  
Exaggerate: really important.

Sayani said: (Feb 27, 2017)  
Belittle means who is not important. So exaggerate.

Good explanation @Anu.

Satish Ss said: (Apr 5, 2017)  
Exaggerate:- Do something to an excessive degree.

Pallavi said: (Jun 17, 2017)  
It's correct, thanks @Shubham.

Preet Ralla said: (Jun 20, 2017)  
Exaggerate is the right answer because it means to magnify the talk and belittle means compress it.

Rajesh said: (Aug 18, 2017)  
What is the meaning of belittle?

Madhusmita Rajshree said: (Sep 3, 2017)  
Both Flatter and Exaggerate can be the answer.

Baller said: (May 30, 2018)  
I think exaggerate is the right answer. Because belittle means to show something very small. And opposite of that is exaggerate means overstatement of something. Adore means simply you like something very much.

Anurag said: (Sep 18, 2018)  
Adore is right, according to its meaning.

Naveen Aj said: (Jan 2, 2019)  
You are right. Agree @Shubham.

Arshia said: (May 5, 2019)  
Why not Flatter?

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