- to speak of as undeserving or unworthy; censure; disparage.
- an act or instance of dispraising; censure.
Origin of dispraise
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Examples from the Web for dispraise
Far be it from me to write a word in dispraise of Alexander Wilson.
May I dispraise another's commodity to draw the buyer to my own?A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4)
His modeling arouses tempests, either of dispraise or idolatry.Rodin: The Man and his Art
Although I dispraise not the defence of just immunities, yet love my peace better, if that were all.Areopagitica
Yet I own, it doth increase it, and not so only, but dispraise doth diminish it.The Confessions of Saint Augustine
- (tr) to express disapproval or condemnation of
- the disapproval, etc, expressed
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