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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 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)
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