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Meaning of DISPARAGE

Pronunciation:  di'sparij

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"
 

DISPARAGE is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: belittle, pick at
 
 Antonyms: blandish, flatter
 
 See Also: criticise, criticize, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, discredit, disgrace, minimize, pan, pick apart, tear apart, trash

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dis*par"age\ (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Disparaged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disparaging}.] [OF.
    desparagier, F. d['e]parager, to marry unequally; pref. des-
    (L. dis-) + F. parage extraction, lineage, from L. par equal,
    peer. See {Peer}.]
    1. To match unequally; to degrade or dishonor by an unequal
       marriage. [Obs.]
    
             Alas! that any of my nation Should ever so foul
             disparaged be.                        --Chaucer.
    
    2. To dishonor by a comparison with what is inferior; to
       lower in rank or estimation by actions or words; to speak
       slightingly of; to depreciate; to undervalue.
    
             Those forbidding appearances which sometimes
             disparage the actions of men sincerely pious. --Bp.
                                                   Atterbury.
    
             Thou durst not thus disparage glorious arms.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    Syn: To decry; depreciate; undervalue; underrate; cheapen;
         vilify; reproach; detract from; derogate from; degrade;
         debase. See {Decry}.
    
    
  2. \Dis"pa*rage`\, n.
    Inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior. [Obs.]
    --Chaucer.
    
          Dissuaded her from such a disparage.     --Spenser.
    
    
 
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