What does disparage mean?

Definitions for disparagedɪˈspær ɪdʒ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word disparage.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disparage, belittle, pick at(verb)

    express a negative opinion of

    "She disparaged her student's efforts"


  1. disparage(Noun)

    Inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior.

  2. disparage(Verb)

    To match unequally; to degrade or dishonor.

  3. disparage(Verb)

    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.

  4. disparage(Verb)

    To ridicule, mock, discredit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disparage(verb)

    to match unequally; to degrade or dishonor by an unequal marriage

  2. Disparage(verb)

    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. Disparage(noun)

    inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disparage

    dis-par′āj, v.t. to dishonour by comparison with what is inferior: to lower in rank or estimation: to talk slightingly of.—ns. Dispar′agement; Dispar′ager.—adv. Dispar′agingly. [O. Fr. desparagerdes (—L. dis), neg., and Low L. paragium, equality of birth—L. par, equal.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disparage in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disparage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel:

    Also I don't accept the criticism seeking to disparage our security services, who do a difficult and tough job.

  2. Will Jeb Bush:

    You cannot insult your way to the presidency, you can't disparage women, Hispanics, disabled people. Who is he kidding?

  3. Hope Hicks:

    These claims from a disgruntled former part-time employee are without merit, she is in violation of her contract and continues to disparage the campaign with falsehoods, which, in addition to doing a terrible job, is why she was terminated weeks ago.

  4. Mario Monti on Wednesday:

    You do not miss a chance to disparage the processes that underpin the existence of the EU, this is producing an extremely dangerous alienation from the EU among Italians ... a very dangerous scorn for Europe, for the dream of Europe we would like to make reality.

  5. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush:

    At some point, if you're being defined by a guy who can just make a phone call and just get on, get on the talk shows all the time and all he does is disparage you. Yeah, you've got to fight back, my message is one of hope and optimism, not the fact that the world's coming to an end.

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