Definition of Disparage

1. Verb. Express a negative opinion of. "She disparaged her student's efforts"




Definition of Disparage

1. v. t. To match unequally; to degrade or dishonor by an unequal marriage.

2. n. Inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior.

Definition of Disparage

1. Noun. Inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior. ¹

2. Verb. To match unequally; to degrade or dishonor. ¹

3. Verb. 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. ¹

4. Verb. To ridicule, mock, discredit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disparage

1. [v -AGED, -AGING, -AGES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Disparage

dispace
dispaced
dispaces
dispacing
dispair
dispaired
dispairing
dispairs
dispalatalization
dispand
dispanded
dispanding
dispands
dispansion
disparadised
disparage (current term)
disparaged
disparagement
disparagements
disparager
disparagers
disparages
disparaging
disparagingly
disparate
disparately
disparateness
disparatenesses
disparities
disparity

Literary usage of Disparage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"Ignorant men are very subject to decry those beauties in a celebrated work which they have not eyes to discover. ADDISON. TO disparage, DEROGATE, DEGRADE. ..."

2. A Digest of the Law of Libel and Slander: And of Actions on the Case for by William Blake Odgers, James Bromley Eames (1905)
"Words which disparage the goods manufactured or sold by another. ... L Words which disparage a Man's Title to any Property, Beal or Personal. ..."

3. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"disparage. •f cour« It It apt to derange the regular course «f our ideas. ... disparage, compounded of dw and parage, from paris equal, signifies to make ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"In saying this I do not mean to disparage Mr. Fellowes' book, which many years ago I read with interest, and which must have been very popular in its day, ..."

5. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1892)
"I will not disparage any man to disparage myself : for to speak ill of people behind their backs, is not like a person of honor, and truly to speak ill of ..."

6. The Constitution of the United States by United States, Robert Desty, Albert J. Brunner (1884)
"Rights of people not disparaged by Constitution, T/ie enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not. be construed to deny or disparage ..."

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