- 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 self-disparaging
Thus self-accusing and self-disparaging, he reached the little avenue gate, which by a trim gravel walk led up to the parsonage.One Of Them
Charles James Lever