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Line breaks: dis|para¦ging
Pronunciation: /dɪˈsparɪdʒɪŋ

Definition of disparaging in English:


Expressing the opinion that something is of little worth; derogatory: disparaging remarks about council houses
More example sentences
  • There is more than a tinge of sexism to the disparaging treatment of romantic novelists.
  • He even worked in a few disparaging remarks about the Pakistani team.
  • Then I heard them making slightly disparaging remarks about how they would be better at running than us.



Example sentences
  • Over the protests of liberals and conservatives who supported an internationalist foreign policy to thwart communism, critics on the left have for decades disparagingly described the United States as imperialist.
  • That's not speaking disparagingly of the next person, either.
  • A disparagingly small number of companies own all commercial radio stations, TV stations, record labels, and sizeable concert venues in the nation.

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