There was little to be gleaned from the “disparaging comments towards other people” that he had left on the site, she says.
With his visibility, Chaffetz had spent most of the year disparaging Hatch, building momentum to presumably dethrone him.
That will be a speech long on Democratic wish lists and disparaging remarks about Republicans, and very short on olive branches.
early 14c., "degrade socially," from Old French desparagier (Modern French déparager) "reduce in rank, degrade, devalue, depreciate," originally "to marry unequally," and thus by extension the disgrace or dishonor involved in this, from des- "away" (see dis-) + parage "rank, lineage" (see peer (n.)). Sense of "belittle" first recorded 1530s. Related: Disparaged; disparaging; disparagingly.