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Definition of "disparagement" [dis•par•age•ment]

  • The act of disparaging, of belittling. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "disparagement" in a sentence
  • "While the word is not always used in disparagement, it is never used as a compliment except as a possible term of affection among close friends just as a close Alabama friend of mine might exclaim to this Alabama boy, "Bubba, you ole redneck, how are you?""
  • "Wild Things has yet to garner a single star, even in disparagement, and Troll has been stuck at twelve reviews forever."
  • "The language of disparagement is simply more vivid than the language of praise."