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.
- dis·par·ag·er, noun
- un·dis·par·aged, adjective
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How to use disparage in a sentence
The company has also held ongoing mandatory meetings for workers on company time, so-called captive-audience sessions, to show videos and run through PowerPoint presentations that disparage unionization.Amazon’s anti-union blitz stalks Alabama warehouse workers everywhere, even the bathroom | Jay Greene | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
The greater Wine’s popular appeal grew, the more Museveni disparaged him.'Museveni Is Scared.' Uganda's Aging Strongman Faces a Challenge from Singer Bobi Wine in an Election Plagued by Unrest | Aryn Baker | January 13, 2021 | Time
“The science that guided his professional life has been disparaged and abandoned by so many of the same people who depended on his knowledge to care for their animals and to raise their food,” his son wrote.Obituary for Kansas covid-19 victim slams anti-maskers who ‘refuse to wear a piece of cloth on their face to protect one another’ | Katie Shepherd | December 4, 2020 | Washington Post
Tenev and Bhatt’s company has undeniably contributed to that increase, so much so that “Robinhood traders” has become disparaging shorthand for investors who pile into stocks without regard for business fundamentals.Robinhood’s next adventure: Stealing market share from the rich | Jeff | December 3, 2020 | Fortune
At a board meeting on Tuesday, district parents of kids with special needs and foster and military parents shouted and disparaged school board members for not coming up with some plan to get kids back in the classroom safely.North County Report: School Reopening Tensions Are High in Oceanside | Kayla Jimenez | July 22, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Both borders are patrolled by UN peacekeepers, missions that all parties disparage as weak and biased.
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
I say this in no way to disparage my dear old friend, but merely to present his work in true proportion.Jaffery | William J. Locke
Accordingly he is not sparing of invective against those who so disparage his race.
But I would not disparage the labors of Bacon in pointing out the method which leads to scientific discoveries.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI | John Lord
I ask this, not to disparage the old-fashioned schools, but to call their attention to what the new are doing.The Iron Puddler | James J. Davis
Some malcontents are about to disparage the whole business, and, in particular, the affair at Alexandria.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II) | Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for disparage
to speak contemptuously of; belittle
to damage the reputation of
- disparagement, noun
- disparager, noun
- disparaging, adjective
- disparagingly, adverb
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