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

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


an act or instance of dispraising; censure.

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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(tr) to express disapproval or condemnation of


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