[ dih-spar-ij ]
/ dɪˈspær ɪdʒ /
verb (used with object), dis·par·aged, dis·par·ag·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
OTHER WORDS FROM disparagedis·par·ag·er, nounun·dis·par·aged, adjective
Words nearby disparage
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Example sentences from the Web for disparager
Cato himself, who was certainly no disparager of his own merits, says that a great many were killed, but he specifies no number.History of Rome, Vol III|Titus Livius
British Dictionary definitions for disparager
/ (dɪˈspærɪdʒ) /
to speak contemptuously of; belittle
to damage the reputation of
Derived forms of disparagedisparagement, 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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