HyperDic: disparage

English > 1 sense of the word disparage:
VERBcommunicationdisparage, belittle, pick atexpress a negative opinion of
disparage > pronunciation
Soundsdihspeh'rihjh
Rhymesabridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
English > disparage: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
MeaningExpress a negative opinion of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"She disparaged her student's efforts"
Synonymsbelittle, pick at
Narrowerdeprecate, depreciate, vilipendbelittle
discredit, disgracedamage the reputation of
minimize, belittle, denigrate, derogateCause to seem less serious
pan, tear apart, trashExpress a totally negative opinion of
Broaderknock, criticize, criticise, pick apartfind fault with
Oppositeflatter, blandishpraise somewhat dishonestly
Spanishdenigrar, despreciar, menospreciar
Catalanmenysprear
Nounsdisparagementthe act of speaking contemptuously of
disparagementa communication that belittles somebody or something
disparagerone who disparages or belittles the worth of something

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