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disparageverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈspær.ɪdʒ/  us   /dɪˈsper.ɪdʒ/
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.
disparagement
noun [U] uk   /dɪˈspær.ɪdʒ.mənt/  us   /dɪˈsper.ɪdʒ.mənt/
(Definition of disparage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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disparageverb [T]

 us   /dɪˈspær·ɪdʒ/
to ​criticize someone or something in a way that ​shows a ​lack of ​respect: He disparages his ​business competitors, saying they are all a ​bunch of ​amateurscompared to him.
disparaging
adjective  us   /dɪˈspær·ə·dʒɪŋ/
My ​distress has not ​stopped him from making other disparaging ​remarks.
disparagingly
adverb  /dɪˈspær·ə·dʒɪŋ·li/
He ​spoke disparagingly of his ​politicalopponent.
(Definition of disparage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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