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Definition of disparage verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    disparage

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//dɪˈspærɪdʒ//
     
    disparage somebody/something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disparage
     
    he / she / it disparages
     
    past simple disparaged
     
    -ing form disparaging
     
     
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  1. 1to suggest that someone or something is not important or valuable synonym belittle
  2. 2 I don't mean to disparage your achievements.
disparagement
 
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noun [uncountable]
disparaging
 
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adjective disparaging remarks
disparagingly
 
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adverb He spoke disparagingly of his colleagues.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: disparage