Meaning of “disparage” in the English Dictionary

"disparage" in British English

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disparageverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈspær.ɪdʒ/ us /dɪˈsper.ɪdʒ/

(Definition of “disparage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disparage" in American English

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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 amateurs compared 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 political opponent.

(Definition of “disparage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)