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disparage

[ dih-spar-ij ]
/ d瑟藞sp忙r 瑟d蕭 /
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verb (used with object), dis路par路aged, dis路par路ag路ing.
to speak of or treat slightingly; depreciate; belittle: Do not disparage good manners.
to bring reproach or discredit upon; lower the estimation of: Your behavior will disparage the whole family.
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Origin of disparage

1250鈥1300; Middle English <Anglo-French, Old French desparag(i)er to match unequally, equivalent to des-dis-1 + -parag(i)er, derivative of parage equality, equivalent to par(er) to equalize (<Latin par膩re;see peer1) + -age-age

OTHER WORDS FROM disparage

dis路par路ag路er, nounun路dis路par路aged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for disparage

disparage
/ (d瑟藞sp忙r瑟d蕭) /

verb (tr)
to speak contemptuously of; belittle
to damage the reputation of

Derived forms of disparage

disparagement, noundisparager, noundisparaging, adjectivedisparagingly, adverb

Word Origin for disparage

C14: from Old French desparagier, from des- dis- 1 + parage equality, from Latin par equal
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