that disparages; tending to belittle or bring reproach upon: a disparaging remark.

Origin of disparaging

First recorded in 1635–45; disparage + -ing2
Related formsdis·par·ag·ing·ly, adverbnon·dis·par·ag·ing, adjectiveself-dis·par·ag·ing, adjective

Usage note

In this dictionary, the label Disparaging indicates that a term or definition is used with a deliberate intent to disparage, as to belittle a particular ethnic, religious, or social group. It is often paired with the label Offensive, which describes a term that gives offense whether or not any offense was intended.
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Examples from the Web for disparagingly

Historical Examples of disparagingly

  • She was sorry, she said, to find that I thought so disparagingly of my brother.

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • O'Shea then tried the Turf,—disparagingly, as a great moralist ought.

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • As to the People, if I shall seem to have spoken of them disparagingly, it has not been unkindly.

    Glances at Europe

    Horace Greeley

  • “But it is differently rigged to the boats on the Thames, uncle,” I said disparagingly.

    Nat the Naturalist

    G. Manville Fenn

  • His work is disparagingly criticised by other living sociologists.