Etymology
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disparagement (n.)

late 15c., "a matching to one of inferior rank or condition," from Old French desparagement, from desparagier (see disparage). The older noun was simply disparage (mid-14c.), from Old French desparage. From 1590s as "injury by union or comparison with something of inferior excellence, act of depreciating, a lowering of the estimation or character" of a person or thing.

updated on August 30, 2018

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Definitions of disparagement from WordNet

disparagement (n.)
a communication that belittles somebody or something;
disparagement (n.)
the act of speaking contemptuously of;
Synonyms: dispraise
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