[ dih-spar-i-jing-lee ]
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  1. 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.

Origin of disparagingly

First recorded in 1700–10; disparaging + -ly

Words Nearby disparagingly

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How to use disparagingly in a sentence

  • 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.