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tr.v. dis·praised, dis·prais·ing, dis·prais·es
To express disapproval of; censure.
[Middle English dispreisen, from Old French despreiser, variant of desprisier, from Late Latin dēpretiāre; see depreciate.]
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(tr) to express disapproval or condemnation of
the disapproval, etc, expressed
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v. -praised, -prais•ing,
1. to speak of as undeserving or unworthy; censure.n.
2. an act or instance of dispraising.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French despreis(i)er=des- dis-1 + preis(i)er to praise]
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Past participle: dispraised
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|Noun||1.||dispraise - the act of speaking contemptuously of|
disapproval - the act of disapproving or condemning
belittling - the act of belittling
detraction - the act of discrediting or detracting from someone's reputation (especially by slander); "let it be no detraction from his merits to say he is plainspoken"
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