- that disparages; tending to belittle or bring reproach upon: a disparaging remark.
Origin of disparaging
In this dictionary, the label Disparaging indicates that a term or definition is used with a deliberate intent to disparage, as to belittle a particular ethnic, religious, or social group. It is often paired with the label Offensive, which describes a term that gives offense whether or not any offense was intended.
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Examples from the Web for disparagingly
She was sorry, she said, to find that I thought so disparagingly of my brother.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
O'Shea then tried the Turf,—disparagingly, as a great moralist ought.One Of Them
Charles James Lever
As to the People, if I shall seem to have spoken of them disparagingly, it has not been unkindly.Glances at Europe
“But it is differently rigged to the boats on the Thames, uncle,” I said disparagingly.Nat the Naturalist
G. Manville Fenn
His work is disparagingly criticised by other living sociologists.