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disparage | disparagement | disparagingly

disparage disparagement disparagingly
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criticize in a disrespectful way
  • How to Memorize
    • disparage - criticize
  • Analysis

    To ‘disparage’ means to belittle or express an overly critical opinion of somebody or something in a dismissive way. The word implies that the accusation or slight is unfair, and that the person making it is acting in a superior or haughty manner. As such, the term has negative connotations.

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  • Example(s)
    1. I wasn’t surprised to see Jane disparage Emily’s contribution to the project. Everyone knows she has a personal problem with her.

    2. The politician claimed that there was a hidden agenda behind the media’s disparagement of his recent policy proposal.

    3. The journalist referred to me disparagingly in her article. I am considering suing for defamation.