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To regard as of little or no value: "Modern culture ... has disvalued chastity, fidelity, and also piety" (Peter Kreeft).
A negative value of something.
to consider of little value
dis•val•ue (dɪsˈvæl yu)
n., v. -ued, -u•ing. n.
1. disesteem; disparagement. v.t.
2. Archaic. to depreciate; disparage.
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By contrast, consider how Rees defines development and economic globalization as the North's "appropriation of carrying capacity" (1994) of the South, or Gustavo Esteva's definition of development: "Establishing economic value requires the disvaluing
of all other forms of social existence" (1992: 18).
It is Rechy's habit to pull no punches when exposing those he thinks are undermining or disvaluing
his personhood as a gay man.
Advocates worry that those who internalize the oppressive group's disvaluing
of their lives may come to regard themselves as a burden when they need medical care.