dispraise

[dis-preyz]
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:
1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French despreis(i)er, equivalent to des- dis-1 + preis(i)er to praise

dispraiser, noun
dispraisingly, adverb
self-dispraise, noun
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dispraise (dɪsˈpreɪz)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to express disapproval or condemnation of
 
n
2.  the disapproval, etc, expressed
 
dis'praiser
 
n
 
dis'praisingly
 
adv

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If it is not a proverb, it ought to be, that self-dispraise goes little ways.
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