disparaging

[dih-spar-i-jing]

Origin:
1635–45; disparage + -ing2

disparagingly, adverb
nondisparaging, adjective
self-disparaging, adjective


In this dictionary, the label disparaging indicates that a term or definition is used with a deliberate intent to disparage, as to belittle a particular racial, religious, or social group. It is often paired with the label Offensive, which describes a term that gives offense whether or not any offense was intended.
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disparage

[dih-spar-ij]
verb (used with object), disparaged, disparaging.
1.
to speak of or treat slightingly; depreciate; belittle: Do not disparage good manners.
2.
to bring reproach or discredit upon; lower the estimation of: Your behavior will disparage the whole family.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French desparag(i)er to match unequally, equivalent to des- dis-1 + -parag(i)er, derivative of parage equality, equivalent to par(er) to equalize (< Latin parāre; see peer1) + -age -age

disparager, noun
undisparaged, adjective


1. ridicule, discredit, mock, demean, denounce, derogate.
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disparage (dɪˈspærɪdʒ)
 
vb
1.  to speak contemptuously of; belittle
2.  to damage the reputation of
 
[C14: from Old French desparagier, from des-dis-1 + parage equality, from Latin par equal]
 
dis'paragement
 
n
 
dis'parager
 
n
 
dis'paraging
 
adj
 
dis'paragingly
 
adv

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disparage
early 14c., from O.Fr. desparagier "reduce in rank, degrade," originally "to cause to marry unequally," and thus by extension the disgrace or dishonor involved in this, from des- "away" + parage "rank, lineage" (see peer (n.)). Sense of "belittle" first recorded 1530s. Related:
Disparaged; disparaging; disparagingly.
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Example sentences
So they're trying to discourage the use of disparaging commentary in games.
Not a disparaging word about your current employer.
Every one of them thought his disparaging remarks were aimed at someone else.
This disparaging article puts forth some comments that are completely false.
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