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dis·par·age

 (dĭ-spăr′ĭj)
tr.v. dis·par·aged, dis·par·ag·ing, dis·par·ag·es
1. To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way.
2. To reduce in esteem or rank.

[Middle English disparagen, to degrade, from Old French desparager : des-, dis- + parage, high birth (from per, peer; see peer2).]

dis·par′age·ment n.
dis·par′ag·er n.
dis·par′ag·ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: disparage, denigrate, belittle, depreciate
These verbs mean to minimize the value or importance of someone or something. Disparage implies a critical or dismissive attitude often accompanied by disrespect: "Leaders who wouldn't be caught dead making religious or ethnic slurs don't hesitate to disparage the 'godless' among us" (Daniel C. Dennett).
Denigrate often adds a note of contempt: "elitist music critics who denigrated jazz by portraying it as inferior to the classical tradition" (Tyler Stovall).
Belittle means to reduce someone or something to a lowly status, often in an arrogant or hurtful manner: "those who would mock and belittle others simply on the basis of their physical appearance" (Tyler Dilts).
Depreciate implies the assignment of a low estimation of value or worth, though the judgment it expresses is generally less disdainful than in the previous terms: "[19th-century American] literature was still mainly subservient to English models and depreciated as secondhand and second rate" (Chronology of American Literature).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disparagement - a communication that belittles somebody or something
effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, unmanliness, womanishness, softness - the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man); "the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy"; "Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness"; "he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him"
discourtesy, disrespect - an expression of lack of respect
cold water - disparagement of a plan or hope or expectation; "she poured cold water on the whole idea of going to Africa"
belittling, denigration - a belittling comment
aspersion, slur - a disparaging remark; "in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion"; "it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility"
detraction, petty criticism - a petty disparagement
sour grapes - disparagement of something that is unattainable
condescension, disdain, patronage - a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
calumniation, calumny, defamation, hatchet job, traducement, obloquy - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
darkey, darkie, darky - (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black people
boy - (ethnic slur) offensive and disparaging term for Black man; "get out of my way, boy"
jigaboo, nigga, nigger, nigra, coon, spade - (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person; "only a Black can call another Black a nigga"
Tom, Uncle Tom - (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
paleface - (slang) a derogatory term for a white person (supposedly used by North American Indians)
poor white trash, white trash - (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
honkey, honkie, honky, whitey - (slang) offensive names for a White man
coolie, cooly - (ethnic slur) an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer
Oriental, oriental person - a member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)
yellow man - offensive term for an Asian man
yellow woman - offensive term for an Asian woman
slant-eye, gook - (slang) a disparaging term for an Asian person (especially for North Vietnamese soldiers in the Vietnam War)
Injun, red man, Redskin - (slang) offensive term for Native Americans
papist - an offensive term for Roman Catholics; originally, a Roman Catholic who was a strong advocate of the papacy
hymie, kike, sheeny, yid - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
Chinaman, chink - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
Mick, Mickey, Paddy - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Irish descent
dago, ginzo, greaseball, wop, Guinea - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
Jap, Nip - (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
spic, spick, spik - (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent
greaser, taco, wetback - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Mexican descent
Boche, Jerry, Kraut, Krauthead, Hun - offensive term for a person of German descent
butch, dike, dyke - (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
fag, faggot, fagot, poof, poove, pouf, nance, queer, fairy, pansy, queen - offensive term for an openly homosexual man
half-caste - an offensive term for the offspring of parents of different races or cultures
half-breed - an offensive term for an offspring of parents of different races (especially of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry)
Indian giver - an offensive term for someone who asks you to return a present he has given you
caffer, caffre, kafir, kaffir - an offensive and insulting term for any Black African
mammy - an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.
Moonie - an often derogatory term for a member of the Unification Church
2.disparagement - the act of speaking contemptuously of
disapproval - the act of disapproving or condemning
belittling - the act of belittling
deprecation, denigration - the act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself)
detraction - the act of discrediting or detracting from someone's reputation (especially by slander); "let it be no detraction from his merits to say he is plainspoken"

disparagement

disparagement

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Translations

disparagement

[dɪsˈpærɪdʒmənt] Nmenosprecio m

disparagement

[dɪˈspærɪdʒmənt] n (= denigration) → dénigrement m

disparagement

nHerabsetzung f; (of work, achievements also)Schmälerung f

disparagement

[dɪsˈpærɪdʒmənt] n (frm) → denigrazione f, diffamazione f