Definitions

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  • adj. Insulting, ridiculing.
  • v. Present participle of disparage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. expressing a low opinion of; same as derogatory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. expressive of low opinion

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Examples

  • So in disparaging motherhood you disparage women, full stop.

    It’s My Motherhood, And I’ll Celebrate It If I Want To | Her Bad Mother

  • Expenses necessary for the manufacturing of advanced batteriesThis is not an exercise in disparaging said projects, but just a reminder of where the arts stand in the priorities of our elected representatives.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • This disparaging is like burying our gold – all that is precious: our homes, our children, our environment, our soldiers – is that what we want for another 8 years?

    Ferraro suggests she may not vote for Obama

  • "To my way of thinking - and with all due respect to Administrator Griffin - disparaging a finding in the independent review panel's report as an" urban legend "doesn't do much to encourage that needed openness ... especially when the chair of that same independent panel is prepared to testify that the finding is based on voluntary interviews with eyewitnesses to the incidents."

    NASA Watch: September 2007 Archives

  • But I digress, the Buddha bar which you are so disparaging is made with Apricot Seed Powder.

    New Exfoliants at Bramble Berry!

  • I don't know about Bernice's "Plaintalker" or Maria's "Crescent Times", but every time something disparaging is said about Plainfield Today, the blog's stats go off the chart.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • One of the blogs was called “sarkodead”, a reference to the interior minister and presidential contender, Nicholas Sarkozy, who referred to the rioters in disparaging terms and has been singled out for criticism by many French bloggers.

    The French bloggers « BuzzMachine

  • And I know because I've gotten some of the phone calls disparaging the mother, saying she's an unfit mother.

    CNN Transcript Nov 24, 2003

  • I find the phrase disparaging, abusive and an insult in nature - it is simply an epithet.

    naplesnews.com Stories

  • 32 He spoke generally of the inhabitants of Newfoundland in disparaging terms, arguing that for a full six months, "they are perfectly Idle, abandon'd to every sort of Debauchery and Wickedness, become perfect Savages, are Strangers to all good Order, Government and Religion by habitual Idleness and Debauchery's."

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  • My adjectival use: 'He makes disparaging remarks.'

    August 22, 2011