disparagement

[dih-spar-ij-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act of disparaging.
2.
something that derogates or casts in a bad light, as a remark or censorious essay.

Origin:
1480–90; < Anglo-French, Middle French desparagement, equivalent to desparag(ier) to disparage + -ment -ment

self-disparagement, noun
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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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disparagement
late 15c., from O.Fr. desparagement, from desparagier (see disparage).
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