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disparagement

[dih-spar-ij-muh nt] /dɪˈspær ɪdʒ mənt/
noun
1.
the act of disparaging.
2.
something that derogates or casts in a bad light, as a remark or censorious essay.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; < Anglo-French, Middle French desparagement, equivalent to desparag(ier) to disparage + -ment -ment
Related forms
self-disparagement, noun
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  • None of this is intended as disparagement of his acting ability.
  • It is no disparagement to truth, that it can only prevail where reason prevails.
  • Yet he remained thin-skinned about any disparagement.
  • To state a claim for commercial disparagement, special damages must be pleaded.
Word Origin and History for disparagement
n.

late 15c., from Old French desparagement, from desparagier (see disparage).

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