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dis·praise

 (dĭs-prāz′)
tr.v. dis·praised, dis·prais·ing, dis·prais·es
To express disapproval of; censure.
n.
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.

dispraise

(dɪsˈpreɪz)
vb
(tr) to express disapproval or condemnation of
n
the disapproval, etc, expressed
disˈpraiser n
disˈpraisingly adv

dis•praise

(dɪsˈpreɪz)

v. -praised, -prais•ing,
n. v.t.
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]
dis•prais′er, n.
dis•prais′ing•ly, adv.

dispraise


Past participle: dispraised
Gerund: dispraising

Imperative
dispraise
dispraise
Present
I dispraise
you dispraise
he/she/it dispraises
we dispraise
you dispraise
they dispraise
Preterite
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
Future
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
Conditional
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
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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