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English Dictionary: disparagement by the DICT Development Group
2 results for disparagement
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a communication that belittles somebody or something [syn: disparagement, depreciation, derogation]
  2. the act of speaking contemptuously of
    Synonym(s): disparagement, dispraise
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Disparagement \Dis*par"age*ment\, n. [Cf. OF. desparagement.]
      1. Matching any one in marriage under his or her degree;
            injurious union with something of inferior excellence; a
            lowering in rank or estimation. [Eng.]
                     And thought that match a foul disparagement.
      2. Injurious comparison with an inferior; a depreciating or
            dishonoring opinion or insinuation; diminution of value;
            dishonor; indignity; reproach; disgrace; detraction; --
            commonly with to.
                     It ought to be no disparagement to a star that it is
                     not the sun.                                       --South.
                     Imitation is a disparagement and a degradation in a
                     Christian minister.                           --I. Taylor.
      Syn: Indignity; derogation; detraction; reproach; dishonor;
               debasement; degradation; disgrace.
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