Definition of Disparagement

1. Noun. A communication that belittles somebody or something.




2. Noun. The act of speaking contemptuously of.
Exact synonyms: Dispraise
Generic synonyms: Disapproval
Specialized synonyms: Belittling, Denigration, Deprecation, Detraction
Derivative terms: Disparage

Definition of Disparagement

1. n. Matching any one in marriage under his or her degree; injurious union with something of inferior excellence; a lowering in rank or estimation.

Definition of Disparagement

1. Noun. The act of disparaging, of belittling. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disparagement

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Disparagement

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

Literary usage of Disparagement

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

1. Cases on the Law of Torts by Francis Hermann Bohlen (1915)
"disparagement of Property.1 (a) disparagement of title ("slander of title"). ... This passage which applies both to disparagement of title and quality of ..."

2. The Classical Heritage of the Middle Ages by Henry Osborn Taylor (1911)
"There was no disparagement of marriage in the mind of Christ, ... of his wife — is indicative of a certain disparagement of marriage itself, a disparagement ..."

3. Memorandum on Unfair Competition at the Common Law by United States Federal Trade Commission (1916)
"Benn.5 Because of their bearing upon the law relating to disparagement of goods, these cases have been considered in connection with a discussion of that ..."

4. The Law of Unfair Competition and Trademarks: With Chapters on Good-will by Harry Dwight Nims (1917)
"This question is fully discussed in the chapter on "disparagement of Competitors," etc. § 286. disparagement, Not of the Goods of a Specific Competitor, ..."

5. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1917)
"Slander of Title or disparagement of Property 216. Slander of Title 217. disparagement of Gonds or Property 218. Necessity of Malice 219. ..."

6. American Politics (non-partisan) from the Beginning to Date: Embodying a by Thomas Valentine Cooper (1892)
"I am not at liberty to consider it as nothing more than a civility to his friend. It had an air of taunt and disparagement, a little of the loftiness of ..."

7. Trust Laws and Unfair Competition by United States Bureau of Corporations, Joseph Edward Davies (1916)
"A large number of cases of disparagement are prosecuted annually under these two general provisions. A few examples follow: Defendant placed two large ..."

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