Disparage meaning

dĭ-spărĭj
To reduce in esteem or rank.
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To lower in esteem; discredit.
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To speak slightingly of; show disrespect for; belittle.
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To ridicule, mock, discredit.
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Disparage is defined as to belittle or discredit someone or something.

An example of disparage is telling a musician they don't know how to play their instrument.

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To make an untrue statement that harms the reputation of another’s business or product.
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(obsolete) Inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior.
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To match unequally; to degrade or dishonor.
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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.
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To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way.
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Origin of disparage

  • Middle English disparagen to degrade from Old French desparager des- dis- parage high birth (from per peer peer2)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French desparager, from des- + parage (“equal rank, rank”).

    From Wiktionary