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disparagement

[ dih-spar-ij-muhnt ]
/ dɪˈspær ɪdʒ mənt /
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noun

the act of disparaging.
something that derogates or casts in a bad light, as a remark or censorious essay.

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Origin of disparagement

1480–90; <Anglo-French, Middle French desparagement, equivalent to desparag(ier) to disparage + -ment-ment
self-dis·par·age·ment, noun
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