Origin of disparagement
Examples from the Web for self-disparagement
Mrs. Lodge told him her errand; and then with words of self-disparagement he examined her arm.Great Ghost Stories|Various
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
If you have a weakness, it is because of a deficiency of self-esteem—a tendency to self-disparagement.Charlemont|W. Gilmore Simms
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|Coningsby Dawson
Word Origin and History for self-disparagement
late 15c., from Old French desparagement, from desparagier (see disparage).