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disparage

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈspær.ɪdʒ/ us    /-ˈsper-/
to criticize someone or something in a way that shows you do not respect or value him, her, or it: The actor's work for charity has recently been disparaged in the press as an attempt to get publicity.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
disparagement
noun [U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly
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