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disparage

verb [T]     /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     /-mənt/ noun [U] Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly
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