AskDefine | Define disparage

Dictionary Definition

disparage v : express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts" [syn: belittle, pick at] [ant: flatter]

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English

Pronunciation

  • /dɪsˈpæɹɪdʒ/, /dIs"p

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abate, abrade, abstract, abuse, attaint, backbite, bad-mouth, bate, be above, be contemptuous of, be disrespectful, be overfamiliar with, belittle, bespatter, blacken, blot, blow upon, brand, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, care nothing for, censure, cheapen, chill, contemn, criticize, cry down, curtail, debase, decrease, decry, deduct, defame, defile, degrade, deject, demean, demoralize, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, deride, derogate, derogate from, despise, detract, detract from, devaluate, devalue, diminish, disapprove, disapprove of, discommend, discredit, disdain, disesteem, disgrace, dishearten, dishonor, dispirit, dispraise, disprize, disrespect, disvalue, downgrade, drain, dump on, eat away, erode, expose, expose to infamy, extract, feel contempt for, feel superior to, file away, gibbet, hang in effigy, hold beneath one, hold cheap, hold in contempt, impair, insult, knock, leach, lessen, libel, look down upon, make free with, make light of, make little of, make nothing of, malign, minimize, misestimate, misprize, not respect, pillory, purify, put down, rank low, reduce, refine, reflect discredit upon, remove, reprimand, retrench, ridicule, rub away, run down, scorn, sell short, set at naught, set little by, shorten, show disrespect for, shrug off, slander, slight, slur, smear, sneer at, sneeze at, sniff at, snort at, soil, speak ill of, stain, stigmatize, subduct, submit to indignity, subtract, sully, taint, take a liberty, take away, take from, take liberties with, talk down, tarnish, thin, thin out, think little of, think nothing of, traduce, treat with disrespect, trifle with, underestimate, underprize, underrate, underreckon, undervalue, vilify, wear away, weed, withdraw, write off
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