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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)

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.

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.""