Disparage Definition

dĭ-spărĭj
disparaged, disparages, disparaging
verb
disparaged, disparages, disparaging
To lower in esteem; discredit.
Webster's New World
To speak slightingly of; show disrespect for; belittle.
Webster's New World
To make an untrue statement that harms the reputation of another’s business or product.
Webster's New World Law
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 match unequally; to degrade or dishonor.

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noun

(obsolete) Inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior.

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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

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