An example of disparage is telling a musician they don't know how to play their instrument.
- to lower in esteem; discredit
- to speak slightingly of; show disrespect for; belittle
Origin of disparageMiddle English disparagen ; from Old French desparagier, to marry one of inferior rank ; from des- (see dis-) + parage, rank ; from per, peer
transitive verbdis·par·aged, dis·par·ag·ing, dis·par·ag·es
- To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way.
- To reduce in esteem or rank.
Origin of disparageMiddle English disparagen, to degrade, from Old French desparager : des-, dis- + parage, high birth (from per, peer; see peer2).
(third-person singular simple present disparages, present participle disparaging, simple past and past participle disparaged)
From Middle English, from Old French desparager, from des- + parage (“equal rank, rank”).
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