dispraise

verb dis·praise \ (ˌ)dis-ˈprāz \

Definition of dispraise

: 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 and Etymology of dispraise

Middle English dispraisen, from Anglo-French despreiser, despriser, from des- dis- + preiser to praise


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