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dispraise

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verb dis·praise \(ˌ)dis-ˈprāz\

Definition of dispraise

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to comment on with disapproval or censure

dispraise noun
dispraiser noun
dispraisingly play \-ˈprā-ziŋ-lē\ adverb


Examples of dispraise in a sentence

  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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