in a way that belittles or insults someone or something; disdainfully:Neither parent should speak disparagingly of the other parent to the children or in their hearing.
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How to use disparagingly in a sentence
Some defendants reached a settlement with Kolfage that included an agreement to not publish anything about the other and to remove disparaging statements where possible.
Kolfage claimed the retired union representative had made a disparaging comment against him and veterans in general.
"I could never joke about their religion," he said, shaking his head disparagingly, visibly annoyed.
Gateshead has been disparagingly described as “a dirty lane leading to Newcastle;” but this was in the days that are no more.
But I offer you my apologies for having spoken disparagingly of your cousin.The Adventures of a Widow | Edgar Fawcett
He had never once dreamed that people might talk disparagingly about her in consequence.Pembroke | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
As may be supposed, no one after this ventured to call Ellis a milksop, or to speak disparagingly of him in any other way.The Ferryman of Brill | William H. G. Kingston
When I had finished, they praised my play, it is true, but spoke very disparagingly of what I had performed.Louis Spohr's Autobiography | Louis Spohr