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dispraise

[dis-preyz] /dɪsˈpreɪz/
verb (used with object), dispraised, dispraising.
1.
to speak of as undeserving or unworthy; censure; disparage.
noun
2.
an act or instance of dispraising; censure.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French despreis(i)er, equivalent to des- dis-1 + preis(i)er to praise
Related forms
dispraiser, noun
dispraisingly, adverb
self-dispraise, noun
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  • If it is not a proverb, it ought to be, that self-dispraise goes little ways.
British Dictionary definitions for dispraise

dispraise

/dɪsˈpreɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to express disapproval or condemnation of
noun
2.
the disapproval, etc, expressed
Derived Forms
dispraiser, noun
dispraisingly, adverb
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