|English Dictionary: disparagement||by the DICT Development Group|
|2 results for disparagement|
|From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:|
|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.