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tr.v. dis·praised, dis·prais·ing, dis·prais·es
To express disapproval of; censure.
Disapproval; censure.

[Middle English dispreisen, from Old French despreiser, variant of desprisier, from Late Latin dēpretiāre; see depreciate.]

dis·prais′er n.
dis·prais′ing·ly adv.
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The deficiency was immediately met with metrical and rhymed versions of the psalms, notably Sternhold and Hopkins's version, which was the Reformation's secret weapon, roared out in church to simple popular tunes, by lovers and dispraisers of the Prayer Book alike.