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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. To match unequally; to degrade or dishonor by an unequal marriage. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Alas! that any of my nation Should ever so foul disparaged be. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Those forbidding appearances which sometimes disparage the actions of men sincerely pious. --Bp. Atterbury. [1913 Webster] Thou durst not thus disparage glorious arms. --Milton. Syn: To decry; depreciate; undervalue; underrate; cheapen; vilify; reproach; detract from; derogate from; degrade; debase. See Decry. [1913 Webster]




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