dispraise

[ dis-preyz ]
/ dɪsˈpreɪz /

verb (used with object), dis·praised, dis·prais·ing.

to speak of as undeserving or unworthy; censure; disparage.

noun

an act or instance of dispraising; censure.

Nearby words

  1. dispositive,
  2. dispossess,
  3. dispossessed,
  4. dispossession,
  5. disposure,
  6. dispread,
  7. disprize,
  8. disproof,
  9. disproportion,
  10. disproportional

Origin of dispraise

1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French despreis(i)er, equivalent to des- dis-1 + preis(i)er to praise

Related formsdis·prais·er, noundis·prais·ing·ly, adverbself-dis·praise, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for dispraise

dispraise

/ (dɪsˈpreɪz) /

verb

(tr) to express disapproval or condemnation of

noun

the disapproval, etc, expressed
Derived Formsdispraiser, noundispraisingly, adverb

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