- to speak of as undeserving or unworthy; censure; disparage.
- an act or instance of dispraising; censure.
Origin of dispraise
Related Words for dispraiseknock, criticize, decry, squelch, discredit, deride, scorn, downplay, disparage, underestimate, lower, undervalue, minimize, veto, denounce, oppose, reject, dislike, deplore, omit
Examples from the Web for dispraise
Historical Examples of 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