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
Providers must not publicly criticize or disparage other providers.
They came up with all sorts of new and creative ways to disparage the president.
The country's elite disparage it as the domain of the uncultured and the
  criminal.
Don't disparage anecdotal evidence or pretend that there is no emotion in
  medical research.
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