Definition of Dispraise

1. Noun. The act of speaking contemptuously of.

Exact synonyms: Disparagement
Generic synonyms: Disapproval
Specialized synonyms: Belittling, Denigration, Deprecation, Detraction
Derivative terms: Disparage



Definition of Dispraise

1. v. t. To withdraw praise from; to notice with disapprobation or some degree of censure; to disparage; to blame.

2. n. The act of dispraising; detraction; blame censure; reproach; disparagement.

Definition of Dispraise

1. Verb. To notice with disapprobation or some degree of censure; to disparage, to criticize. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dispraise

1. [v -PRAISED, -PRAISING, -PRAISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dispraise

dispossess
dispossessed
dispossesses
dispossessing
dispossession
dispossessions
dispossessor
dispossessors
dispost
disposted
disposting
disposts
disposure
disposures
disprad
dispraise (current term)
dispraised
dispraiser
dispraisers
dispraises
dispraising
dispraisingly
dispread
dispreaded
dispreader
dispreaders
dispreading
dispreads
dispred
dispreds

Literary usage of Dispraise

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1. The Theaetetus of Plato: With Translation and Notes by Plato, Benjamin Hall Kennedy (1881)
"If then he says, either by way of praise or dispraise, that we are alike in some bodily feature, it is not very well worth while to attend to him ? Theae. ..."

2. The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt by Sir Walter Raleigh, Thomas Birch, William Oldys (1829)
"dispraise of Love, and Lovers' Follies. ? IF love be life, I long to die, Live they that list for me: And he that gains the most thereby, A fool at least ..."

3. The Poetical Rhapsody: To which are Added, Several Other Pieces by Francis Davison, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas (1826)
"ODE X. dispraise OF LOVE, AND LOVER'S FOLLIES. IF love be life, I long to die, Live they that list for me : And he that gains the most thereby, A fool, ..."

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