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dispraise

[ dis-preyz ]
/ dɪsˈpreɪz /
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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.
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Origin of dispraise

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

OTHER WORDS FROM dispraise

dis·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 forms of dispraise

dispraiser, noundispraisingly, adverb
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