- a disparaging or being disparaged; detraction
- anything that discredits
Disparagement is defined as the act of making unflattering statements against someone or something.
An example of disparagement is what a wife says about her husband during a nasty divorce.
disparagement - Legal Definition
An untrue statement that harms the reputation of someone else’s business or product.
- Those traditions or doctrines which were most uncongenial to the modern world were placed in strong relief; and the disparagement of the individual intellect was extended to the disparagement of scientific research itself " (Wilfrid Ward, Life of W.
- It would be difficult to draw any comparison between German and Italian humanists to the disparagement of the former.
- The leading thought was God's absolute sovereignty in the work of redemption: that while it behoved God to create man holy, it was of His " good pleasure " and " mere and arbitrary grace " that any man was now made holy, and that God might deny this grace without any disparagement to any of His perfections.
- It is no disparagement to point out that the recognition he obtained was due not only to his published work, but also to his success as a teacher.
- As a term of disparagement and contempt the word is also used of persons, from the idea of wriggling or creeping on the ground, partly, too, perhaps, with a reminiscence of Genesis iii.