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[dih-spar-ij-muh nt] /dɪˈspær ɪdʒ mənt/
the act of disparaging.
something that derogates or casts in a bad light, as a remark or censorious essay.
Origin of disparagement
1480-90; < Anglo-French, Middle French desparagement, equivalent to desparag(ier) to disparage + -ment -ment
Related forms
self-disparagement, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is no disparagement of Walpole to say he is unworthy of you, for who would be worthy?

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • Some disparagement of Jim, I believe—not too loud though, we were too near the house.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • Would it not be like a disparagement of Nelly if he were to confess that he had never loved her?

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • It is no disparagement to truth, that it can only prevail where reason prevails.

  • It is no disparagement of you or of myself to say that no boy could appreciate you.

  • This remark is no disparagement of Macaulay's genius, but a classification of it.

  • It is no disparagement of the artistic soul to say that it likes manure.

    Gossamer George A. Birmingham
Word Origin and History for disparagement

late 15c., from Old French desparagement, from desparagier (see disparage).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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