ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ about/of n
If you are disparaging about someone or something, or make disparaging comments about them, you say things which show that you do not have a good opinion of them.

He was critical of the people, disparaging of their crude manners...

The Minister was alleged to have made disparaging remarks about the rest of the Cabinet.

Derived words:
disparagingly ADV-GRADED ADV with v

Do not talk disparagingly about your company in public.

...what businessmen disparagingly call `cut-throat competition'.

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  • disparaging — di|spar|a|ging [dıˈspærıdʒıŋ] adj criticizing someone or something, and showing that you do not think they are very good or important disparaging remarks/comments ▪ She made some disparaging remarks about the royal family. >disparagingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Disparaging — Disparage Dis*par age (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disparaged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disparaging}.] [OF. desparagier, F. d[ e]parager, to marry unequally; pref. des (L. dis ) + F. parage extraction, lineage, from L. par equal, peer. See {Peer}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disparaging — disparagingly, adv. /di spar i jing/, adj. that disparages; tending to belittle or bring reproach upon: disparaging remarks. [1635 45; DISPARAGE + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • disparaging — adjective Insulting, ridiculing. The candidate made disparaging remarks about his opponent, but they only made him seem small for insulting a worthy adversary. Syn: degrading …   Wiktionary

  • disparaging — adj. Disparaging is used with these nouns: ↑comment, ↑remark …   Collocations dictionary

  • disparaging — dis|par|ag|ing [ dı sperıdʒıŋ ] adjective showing that you have no respect for someone or something: disparaging comments …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disparaging — adjective disparaging remarks criticize someone or something and show that you do not think they are very good disparagingly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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