verb (used with object), dis·par·aged, dis·par·ag·ing.
Origin of disparage
Examples from the Web for disparage
You have to be sexy, but remember that your sexuality can and will be used at any point in time to disparage you.Let’s Put an End to ‘THOT’: The Misogynistic Phrase That’s Sweeping the Nation|Amanda Marcotte|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whether or not the team “intends” to disparage anyone, they are.It’s Official: ‘Redskins’ Is Racist, but Will the Team or NFL Listen?|Robert Silverman|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.P.J. O’Rourke: Who Really Actually Wants This Bill of Rights?|P. J. O’Rourke|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They disparage his trip to a Navy shipbuilder as a “road show.”Behind John Boehner’s Bluster as He Shifts Blame for the Sequester|Eleanor Clift|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I do NOT disparage the Asian community, but the fact is there r some bizs that can do better!Washington D.C. ‘Mayor for Life’ Marion Barry’s Most Outrageous Lines|Caitlin Dickson|May 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I have no wish to disparage the strategical and tactical ability which were displayed in the conduct of the campaign.Political and Literary essays, 1908-1913|Evelyn Baring
Accordingly he is not sparing of invective against those who so disparage his race.
We do not wish to disparage the work at all, or any more than is necessary to let the public know exactly what it is.
To the patient who does, he will ridicule it, and disparage Sir Almroth.The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors|George Bernard Shaw
He was present at the siege of Toulon, and has striven in his "Mémoires" to disparage Buonaparte's services and exalt his own.The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)|John Holland Rose
British Dictionary definitions for disparage
Word Origin for disparage
Word Origin and History for disparage
early 14c., "degrade socially," from Old French desparagier (Modern French déparager) "reduce in rank, degrade, devalue, depreciate," originally "to marry unequally," and thus by extension the disgrace or dishonor involved in this, from des- "away" (see dis-) + parage "rank, lineage" (see peer (n.)). Sense of "belittle" first recorded 1530s. Related: Disparaged; disparaging; disparagingly.