Origin of disparagement
OTHER WORDS FROM disparagementself-dis·par·age·ment, noun
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How to use disparagement in a sentence
Next, we isolated 578 scenes in which the fathers were involved in “disparagement humor,” which meant the dads either made fun of another character or were made fun of themselves.
At least within scenes featuring disparagement humor, sitcom audiences, more often than not, are still being encouraged to laugh at dads’ parenting missteps and mistakes.
Their findings reveal many shows feature mental health disparagements.In a rare admission, MTV says its mental-health portrayals are sometimes damaging|Steven Zeitchik|April 1, 2021|Washington Post
So we have the state’s governor, senators and representatives lobbing various disparagements of wind turbines as a way of reframing a situation in which millions of their state’s residents are without power.The politics of energy generation don’t always line up with actual energy generation|Philip Bump|February 17, 2021|Washington Post
Disparagement painted over with the brushstrokes of complimentary praise is still disparagement.Dear White People: Well-Meaning Paternalism Is Still Racist|Chloé Valdary|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But such disparagement was itself a kneejerk reaction, and it was fallacious.
He believes that mockery, disparagement, or airing personal grudges are never appropriate.
I do hope he and his lawyers are clear on any non-disparagement agreements that he may have signed over the years.Goldman Sachs Executive Quits in a New York Times Piece, Did He Just Realize What Goldman Does?|Tunku Varadarajan|March 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Olbermann, now with Al Gore's Current TV, might start sniping at his old network once a non-disparagement agreement expires.Rachel Maddow Seizes Her Moment at Post-Keith Olbermann MSNBC|Howard Kurtz|February 27, 2011|DAILY BEAST
North Dormer took the Mountain for granted, and implied its disparagement by an intonation rather than by explicit criticism.Summer|Edith Wharton
Throughout his writings there is no praise of success without virtue, and no disparagement of want of success with virtue.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
There was a slight, almost indescribable tone of condescension or disparagement in her voice, the reason of which I will explain.Robin Redbreast|Mary Louisa Molesworth
"Not much saw-log for old Rosey," said Si, resenting even a joking disparagement upon his beloved General.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)|John McElroy
Would it not be like a disparagement of Nelly if he were to confess that he had never loved her?Mary Gray|Katharine Tynan