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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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(tr) to express disapproval or condemnation of
the disapproval, etc, expressed
disˈpraiser n
disˈpraisingly adv
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v. -praised, -prais•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to speak of as undeserving or unworthy; censure.
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]
dis•prais′er, n.
dis•prais′ing•ly, adv.
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Past participle: dispraised
Gerund: dispraising

I dispraise
you dispraise
he/she/it dispraises
we dispraise
you dispraise
they dispraise
I dispraised
you dispraised
he/she/it dispraised
we dispraised
you dispraised
they dispraised
Present Continuous
I am dispraising
you are dispraising
he/she/it is dispraising
we are dispraising
you are dispraising
they are dispraising
Present Perfect
I have dispraised
you have dispraised
he/she/it has dispraised
we have dispraised
you have dispraised
they have dispraised
Past Continuous
I was dispraising
you were dispraising
he/she/it was dispraising
we were dispraising
you were dispraising
they were dispraising
Past Perfect
I had dispraised
you had dispraised
he/she/it had dispraised
we had dispraised
you had dispraised
they had dispraised
I will dispraise
you will dispraise
he/she/it will dispraise
we will dispraise
you will dispraise
they will dispraise
Future Perfect
I will have dispraised
you will have dispraised
he/she/it will have dispraised
we will have dispraised
you will have dispraised
they will have dispraised
Future Continuous
I will be dispraising
you will be dispraising
he/she/it will be dispraising
we will be dispraising
you will be dispraising
they will be dispraising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dispraising
you have been dispraising
he/she/it has been dispraising
we have been dispraising
you have been dispraising
they have been dispraising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dispraising
you will have been dispraising
he/she/it will have been dispraising
we will have been dispraising
you will have been dispraising
they will have been dispraising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dispraising
you had been dispraising
he/she/it had been dispraising
we had been dispraising
you had been dispraising
they had been dispraising
I would dispraise
you would dispraise
he/she/it would dispraise
we would dispraise
you would dispraise
they would dispraise
Past Conditional
I would have dispraised
you would have dispraised
he/she/it would have dispraised
we would have dispraised
you would have dispraised
they would have dispraised
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dispraise - the act of speaking contemptuously of
disapproval - the act of disapproving or condemning
belittling - the act of belittling
deprecation, denigration - the act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself)
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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References in classic literature ?
Of whom to be dispraised were no small praise-- His lot who dares be singularly good.
This is a dispraised form of courage, because the same people would not dare address any other topic, such as a worldly topic like medicine which requires specialised and informed opinion; they would in this case readily admit that the topic is a specialised one that requires a specialist to address it, and yet they dare to talk about matters of the religion without the slightest problem, as if religion is of less importance than scientific knowledge.
Ending this essay on the topic of vision seems apt because a repeated theme throughout (from engagements with the work of af Klint, to Darling and finally Gates) has been a focus on art, thought and exhibition-making, inspired by mysticism, that bring into view materials, experiences, perceptions and knowledges, which, for varied reasons, had been hidden, secreted, dispraised, dishonoured.
On the other hand, those who perform deeds in order to be seen by others are dispraised by Allah and are promised punishment, as Allah Says (what means): "Whoever desires the life of this world and its adornments We fully repay them for their deeds therein, and they therein will not be deprived.
Earlier in May, Sheikh Sultan dispraised the Qatari regime for adopting "stubbornness," saying: "A year passed since the boycott [took place; a year] through which my country lost a lot, and grew farther away from its neighbors." Turkish military presence in Qatar enhanced Although one of the 13 demands issued to Qatar was to end Turkey's military presence in Qatari lands, and terminate joint military cooperation with Turkey inside Qatar, the two countries apparently acted indifferently to the firm demand.
Although all these diseases include components of oxidative stress, the relationship of oxidative stress to lead-related disease with low level exposure has been dispraised because studies have been conducted at levels not typically observed in common population [22].
In these small companies the meaning of internal communication is dispraised by the management and quite often the managers do not comprehend the system complexity of internal communication processes.
The text's verdict that 'none but fooles dispraised it' (A2v), for instance, distinguishes between spectators not by social status, but by discernment.
Falstaff's insistence that he had dispraised Hal "before the wicked" (318) was a witty riposte, and he damned the lot of them with the same vocal energy he had used earlier, suggesting his continued vitality despite the scene's having revealed just the opposite.
(22) Such writers, though, tend to ignore Cicero's partial exemption of wholesale merchandise from his censure: "if it be greate, and well stored, conueyeng many commodities rounde aboute: and disparsing thosesame into many men-nes handes, withoute vaine wordes: it is not much to be dispraised." (23) Mulcaster, as we have already seen, comprehends within merchandise "all those which liue any way by buying or selling"; and in A Knack to Know an Honest Man, the Venetian senators' involvement in large-scale import and export does not prevent Sempronio from dismissing them as "seruile / Base dishonest men," echoing the terms--"honest," "base"--of Grimald's translation of Cicero.