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DISPARAGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does disparage mean? 

DISPARAGE (verb)
  The verb DISPARAGE has 1 sense:

1. express a negative opinion of

  Familiarity information: DISPARAGE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISPARAGE (verb)


Sense 1disparage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express a negative opinion of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

disparage; belittle; pick at

Context example:

She disparaged her student's efforts

Hypernyms (to "disparage" is one way to...):

criticise; criticize; knock; pick apart (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "disparage"):

pan; tear apart; trash (express a totally negative opinion of)

discredit; disgrace (damage the reputation of)

deprecate; depreciate; vilipend (belittle)

belittle; denigrate; derogate; minimize (cause to seem less serious; play down)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Antonym:

flatter (praise somewhat dishonestly)


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