Simple Definition of disparage
: to describe (someone or something) as unimportant, weak, bad, etc.
Full Definition of disparage
1 : to lower in rank or reputation : degrade
2 : to depreciate by indirect means (as invidious comparison) : speak slightingly about
Examples of disparage
Voters don't like political advertisements in which opponents disparage one another.
It's a mistake to disparage their achievements.
The article disparaged polo as a game for the wealthy.
Origin of disparage
Middle English, to degrade by marriage below one's class, disparage, from Anglo-French desparager to marry below one's class, from des- dis- + parage equality, lineage, from per peer
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of disparage
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