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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Dispraise  \Dis*praise"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dispraised};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Dispraising}.]  [OE.  dispreisen  OF  desprisier 
  despreisier  F.  d['e]priser;  pref.  des-  (L.  dis-)  +  prisier, 
  F.  priser,  to  prize,  praise.  See  {Praise},  and  cf 
  {Disprize},  {Depreciate}.] 
  To  withdraw  praise  from  to  notice  with  disapprobation  or 
  some  degree  of  censure;  to  disparage;  to  blame. 
  Dispraising  the  power  of  his  adversaries.  --Chaucer. 
  I  dispraised  him  before  the  wicked,  that  the  wicked 
  might  not  fall  in  love  with  him  --Shak.