disparaging


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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).

dis•par•ag•ing

(dɪˈspær ɪ dʒɪŋ)

adj.
tending to belittle or discredit.
[1635–45; disparage + -ing2]
dis•par′ag•ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disparaging - expressive of low opinion; "derogatory comments"; "disparaging remarks about the new house"
uncomplimentary - tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage

disparaging

disparaging

adjective
Translations

disparaging

[dɪsˈpærɪdʒɪŋ] ADJ [remark] → despectivo
to be disparaging about sth/sbmenospreciar algo/a algn

disparaging

[dɪˈspærɪdʒɪŋ] adj [remarks, comments] → désobligeant(e)
to be disparaging about sb → être désobligeant(e) envers qn, faire des remarques désobligeantes sur qn
to be disparaging about sth → faire des remarques désobligeantes sur qch

disparaging

adj, disparagingly

disparaging

[dɪsˈpærɪdʒɪŋ] adj (comment, remark) → denigratorio/a
to be disparaging about sb/sth → denigrare qn/qc
References in classic literature ?
M'Dougal, of whose fidelity he had received very disparaging accounts from Captain Thorn.
To-day for the first time he regarded his toilet with critical and disparaging eyes.
He turns aside to ring a hand-bell on the table as he speaks; and notices in the guide's face plain signs that the man has taken offense at my disparaging allusion to him.
He ate a number of dinners at the same place--more than were good for him, I may add without disparaging their quality; for he fell in love with Miss Margovan, proposed marriage to her and was heartlessly accepted.
I only wish," says the trooper, giving himself a disparaging blow in the chest, "that I knew of any one who'd buy such a second-hand piece of old stores.
If the anonymous letter falls by any accident into her hands, she will find disparaging allusions in it to myself, purposely introduced to suggest that the writer must be one of the persons whom I addressed while conducting her inquiries.
This is the kind of disparaging remark that would be made about me, and I could not complain, for I should myself be scandalised at seeing any other girl do the like, and go about with men in spite of everybody, while her father and mother were still alive, and without having been married in the face of all the world.
It is not meet that I should make too disparaging comparisons between humdrum travel on a railway and that royal summer flight across a continent in a stagecoach.
Irene in her usual interfering way objected to this bauble and dropped disparaging remarks about wrecked islands which were little to her credit.
But when Tam tried to register it with the Patent and Trademark Office in 2010, a trademark examiner refused his application as disparaging to Asian-Americans in violation of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Trademark Act of 1946, which bars registration of marks that may disparage persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols.
Trademark Law--Federal Circuit Holds En Banc That Excluding Disparaging Trademarks Violates First Amendment--In re Tam, 808 F.
Sri Lankan off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for making disparaging remarks during the opening T20 game against Australia.