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dispraise

verb dis·praise \(ˌ)dis-ˈprāz\

Definition of DISPRAISE

transitive verb
:  to comment on with disapproval or censure
dispraise noun
dis·prais·er noun
dis·prais·ing·ly \-ˈprā-ziŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of DISPRAISE

  1. <the movie is an old-fashioned romance, and in calling it that, I don't mean to dispraise it at all>

Origin of DISPRAISE

Middle English dispraisen, from Anglo-French despreiser, despriser, from des- dis- + preiser to praise
First Known Use: 13th century

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