[ dih-spar-i-jing ]
/ dɪˈspær ɪ dʒɪŋ /
that disparages; tending to belittle or bring reproach upon: a disparaging remark.
Words nearby disparaging
OTHER WORDS FROM disparagingdis·par·ag·ing·ly, adverbnon·dis·par·ag·ing, adjectiveself-dis·par·ag·ing, adjective
usage note for disparaging
In this dictionary, the label Disparaging indicates that a term or definition is used with a deliberate intent to disparage, as to belittle a particular ethnic, religious, or social group. It is often paired with the label Offensive, which describes a term that gives offense whether or not any offense was intended.
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