- the act of disparaging.
- something that derogates or casts in a bad light, as a remark or censorious essay.
Origin of disparagement
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Examples from the Web for self-disparagement
If you have a weakness, it is because of a deficiency of self-esteem—a tendency to self-disparagement.Charlemont
W. Gilmore Simms
Mrs. Lodge told him her errand; and then with words of self-disparagement he examined her arm.Great Ghost Stories
The England I had left had been wont to go about with a puckered forehead; she was a victim of self-disparagement.Out To Win
But if he had expected his self-disparagement to bring him a reward in a counter disparagement of the Judge, he was disappointed.The Locusts' Years
Mary Helen Fee
Word Origin and History for self-disparagement
late 15c., from Old French desparagement, from desparagier (see disparage).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper