Praise someone or something so unenthusiastically as to imply condemnation: it was a wretched review, damning poor Lisa with faint praise
More example sentences
- In truth, she damns her idols with faint praise.
- It was generally a good experience for him, but he damns his teachers with faint praise; they were adequate, but uninspiring.
- He opens by damning the piece with faint praise, calling it ‘well-intentioned,’ possessing ‘merits of its own.’