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Definition of Disparage


  1. To match unequally; to degrade or dishonor by an unequal marriage.
  2. To dishonor by a comparison with what is inferior; to lower in rank or estimation by actions or words; to speak slightingly of; to depreciate; to undervalue.
  3. Inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior.

Disparage Quotations

I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy - I don't disparage envy, but I don't accept it as legitimately my master.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I don't want to be a Michael Moore-style artist, which is not to disparage Michael Moore. But he seems rather unsuccessful at winning people over who don't already agree with him.
Mohsin Hamid

When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.

Thinkers too often disparage men of action in ways that do them no credit.
Michael Ignatieff
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Disparage Translations

disparage in German is verunglimpfen
disparage in Spanish is desacreditar
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