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discommend

[dis-kuh-mend]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to express disapproval of; belittle; disparage. The diners discommended the wine.
  2. to bring into disfavor: He was discommended for his negligence.
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Origin of discommend

First recorded in 1485–95; dis-1 + commend
Related formsdis·com·mend·er, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Discommend a boy, and you discourage him; but commend him, and it will spur him on.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • There is, I suppose, hardly a book which one ought to discommend to the young person more than La Religieuse.


British Dictionary definitions for discommend

discommend

verb (tr)
  1. rare to express disapproval of
  2. obsolete to bring into disfavour
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Derived Formsdiscommendable, adjectivediscommendation, noun
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