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disparagement


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disparagement  \Dis*par"age*ment\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  desparagement.] 
  1.  Matching  any  one  in  marriage  under  his  or  her  degree; 
  injurious  union  with  something  of  inferior  excellence;  a 
  lowering  in  rank  or  estimation.  [Eng.] 
 
  And  thought  that  match  a  foul  disparagement. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  Injurious  comparison  with  an  inferior;  a  depreciating  or 
  dishonoring  opinion  or  insinuation;  diminution  of  value; 
  dishonor;  indignity;  reproach;  disgrace;  detraction;  -- 
  commonly  with  to 
 
  It  ought  to  be  no  disparagement  to  a  star  that  it  is 
  not  the  sun.  --South. 
 
  Imitation  is  a  disparagement  and  a  degradation  in  a 
  Christian  minister.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  Syn:  Indignity;  derogation;  detraction;  reproach;  dishonor; 
  debasement;  degradation;  disgrace. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disparagement 
  n  1:  a  communication  that  belittles  somebody  or  something  [syn:  {depreciation}, 
  {derogation}] 
  2:  the  act  of  speaking  contemptuously  of  [syn:  {dispraise}] 




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