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disparaging

[dih-spar-i-jing] /dɪˈspær ɪ dʒɪŋ/
adjective
1.
that disparages; tending to belittle or bring reproach upon:
disparaging remarks.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; disparage + -ing2
Related forms
disparagingly, adverb
nondisparaging, adjective
self-disparaging, adjective
Usage note
In this dictionary, the label disparaging indicates that a term or definition is used with a deliberate intent to disparage, as to belittle a particular racial, religious, or social group. It is often paired with the label Offensive, which describes a term that gives offense whether or not any offense was intended.
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