disparaging

[ dih-spar-i-jing ]
/ dɪˈspær ɪ dʒɪŋ /
See synonyms for: disparaging / disparagingly on Thesaurus.com

adjective

that disparages; tending to belittle or bring reproach upon: a disparaging remark.

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Origin of disparaging

First recorded in 1635–45; disparage + -ing2

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM disparaging

dis·par·ag·ing·ly, adverbnon·dis·par·ag·ing, adjectiveself-dis·par·ag·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for disparaging

  • Thus self-accusing and self-disparaging, he reached the little avenue gate, which by a trim gravel walk led up to the parsonage.

    One Of Them|Charles James Lever