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disparaging


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disparage  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disparaging 
  adj  :  expressive  of  low  opinion;  "derogatory  comments"; 
  "disparaging  remarks  about  the  new  house"  [syn:  {derogative}, 
  {derogatory}] 




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