dis·​par·​ag·​ing | \ di-ˈsper-i-jiŋ How to pronounce disparaging (audio) , -ˈspa-ri-\

Definition of disparaging

: meant to belittle the value or importance of someone or something : serving or intended to disparage someone or something a disparaging term/word 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

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Other Words from disparaging

disparagingly adverb
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. — Lewis Thomas

First Known Use of disparaging

circa 1596, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disparaging was circa 1596

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to form ideas or theories about something

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