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Synonyms for disparage
dɪˈspær ɪdʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disparage, belittle, pick at(verb)

    express a negative opinion of

    "She disparaged her student's efforts"

    Synonyms:
    belittle, pluck at, denigrate, diminish, pick at, peck at, pull at, minimize, derogate, peck

    Antonyms:
    blandish, flatter

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. disparage

    To decry is to cry down, in some noisy, public, or conspicuous manner. A witness or a statement is discredited; the currency is depreciated; a good name is dishonored by unworthy conduct; we underestimate in our own minds; we may underrate or undervalue in statement to others. These words are used, with few exceptions, of things such as qualities, merits, attainments, etc. To disparage is to belittle by damaging comparison or suggestion; it is used only of things. A man's achievements are disparaged, his motives depreciated, his professions discredited; he himself is calumniated, slandered, etc. Compare SLANDER.

    See synonyms for PRAISE.

    Synonyms:
    belittle, carp at, decry, depreciate, derogate from, detract from, discredit, dishonor, lower, underestimate, underrate, undervalue

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. disparage

    Synonyms:
    depreciate, decry, undervalue, derogate, lower, detract, underestimate

    Antonyms:
    extol, laud, panegyrize, overestimate, exaggerate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disparage(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    depreciate, decry, reproach, traduce, vilify, defame, undervalue, underrate, underestimate, run down, detract from, derogate from, speak ill of, inveigh against

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    denigrate, offend, belittle

How to use disparage in a sentence?

  1. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel:

    Also I don't accept the criticism seeking to disparage our security services, who do a difficult and tough job.

  2. Will Jeb Bush:

    You cannot insult your way to the presidency, you can't disparage women, Hispanics, disabled people. Who is he kidding?

  3. Hope Hicks:

    These claims from a disgruntled former part-time employee are without merit, she is in violation of her contract and continues to disparage the campaign with falsehoods, which, in addition to doing a terrible job, is why she was terminated weeks ago.

  4. Mario Monti on Wednesday:

    You do not miss a chance to disparage the processes that underpin the existence of the EU, this is producing an extremely dangerous alienation from the EU among Italians ... a very dangerous scorn for Europe, for the dream of Europe we would like to make reality.

  5. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush:

    At some point, if you're being defined by a guy who can just make a phone call and just get on, get on the talk shows all the time and all he does is disparage you. Yeah, you've got to fight back, my message is one of hope and optimism, not the fact that the world's coming to an end.

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1104lower
#7843minimize
#17739peck
#21475diminish
#23039offend
#28222underestimate
#36900discredit
#38338detract
#59800dishonor
#66548decry
#74328belittle
#84156disparage
#86920denigrate
#88197depreciate
#141067undervalue
#144647derogate
#256570underrate

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