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tr.v. dis·val·ued, dis·val·u·ing, dis·val·ues
To regard as of little or no value: "Modern culture ... has disvalued chastity, fidelity, and also piety" (Peter Kreeft).
A negative value of something.


vb (tr)
to consider of little value


(dɪsˈvæl yu)

n., v. -ued, -u•ing. n.
1. disesteem; disparagement.
2. Archaic. to depreciate; disparage.
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Moreover, by tightly intertwining femininity and care work, rather than highlighting this work as part of the domestic vocation of every person, the papal approach risks complicity in the very problems--the disvaluing of women's contributions, and the socio-economic exploitation of the work of the home--it seeks to ameliorate.
The nonideal decision rule, therefore, must be limited to those highly common forms of social interaction that further the autonomy of risky actors without disvaluing or inherently disrespecting the autonomy of those threatened by the risk.
It is Rechy's habit to pull no punches when exposing those he thinks are undermining or disvaluing his personhood as a gay man.