: meant to belittle the value or importance of someone or something : serving or intended to disparage someone or something
… disparaging comments from ordinarily sane and sympathetic critics …—Isaiah Berlin Legally, I also can't say anything about the company that could be construed as disparaging.—Chuck Klosterman
a term often used disparagingly
People in my field … have a tendency to take lightly and often disparagingly the efforts of workers in the so-called social sciences.
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