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
She did not know that she disparaged her husband so, and she did not know why
  she should disparage him to such a degree.
Some critics have disparaged the increasingly spare paintings of this period.
Amusing how the only reasonable choice of fuel available today is being
  disparaged.
Essential oils is another dark horse often ignored and/or wrongfully disparaged.
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