Definition of "disparage" []

  • To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; belittle. See Synonyms at decry. (verb-transitive)
  • To reduce in esteem or rank. (verb-transitive)
  • To speak contemptuously of; belittle (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To damage the reputation of (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "disparage" in a sentence
  • "Those that by sin disparage themselves, and will not by repentance humble themselves, are justly debased, and humbled, and brought low, by the judgments of God."
  • "An activist group supporting Provenge called Care to Live in October announced a $500 reward " for comprehensive information leading to the confirmed identification of the person " who anonymously emailed doctors this summer to " disparage " Provenge."
  • ""It did not 'disparage' or 'cast aspersions' on the series itself, which many of us at The Times admired as an example of the in-depth reporting the Journal used to do with some regularity.""