dis·​praise | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈprāz How to pronounce dispraise (audio) \
dispraised; dispraising; dispraises

Definition of dispraise

transitive verb

: to comment on with disapproval or censure

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Other Words from dispraise

dispraise noun
dispraiser noun
dispraisingly \ (ˌ)dis-​ˈprā-​ziŋ-​lē How to pronounce dispraisingly (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of dispraise in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of dispraise

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dispraise

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

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The first known use of dispraise was in the 13th century

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“Dispraise.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dispraise. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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