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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of speaking contemptuously of; A communication that belittles somebody or something.

Usage examples (34)
  • The language of disparagement is simply more vivid than the language of praise.
  • Of course, it was a standard remark of disparagement, meaning that a given person had picayune magic.
  • As the divorce case dragged on, the judge's concern about family "disparagement" appeared to deepen.
  • The preposition be with which this verb is construed involves the idea of disparagement of the object involved (K.S. 212 for more
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