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).
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dis•par•ag•ing

(dɪˈspær ɪ dʒɪŋ)

adj.
tending to belittle or discredit.
[1635–45; disparage + -ing2]
dis•par′ag•ing•ly, adv.
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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
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disparaging

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disparaging

adjective
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Translations

disparaging

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

adj, disparagingly
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disparaging

[dɪsˈpærɪdʒɪŋ] adj (comment, remark) → denigratorio/a
to be disparaging about sb/sth → denigrare qn/qc
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