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Wordnet 3.0


1. expressive of low opinion;
- Example: "derogatory comments"
- Example: "disparaging remarks about the new house"
[syn: derogative, derogatory, disparaging]

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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

disparaging \disparaging\ adj. expressing a low opinion of; same as derogatory; as, disparaging remarks about the new house. Syn: belittling, depreciative, deprecatory, depreciatory, derogative, derogatory, detractive, detracting, slighting, pejorative, denigratory. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

disparaging adj 1: expressive of low opinion; "derogatory comments"; "disparaging remarks about the new house" [syn: derogative, derogatory, disparaging]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

59 Moby Thesaurus words for "disparaging": abusive, aweless, back-biting, belittling, bitchy, blackening, blameful, calumniatory, calumnious, catty, censorious, condemnatory, contemptuous, contumelious, damnatory, defamatory, denunciatory, deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derisive, derisory, derogative, derogatory, detracting, detractory, disadvantageous, discourteous, disrespectful, execrating, execrative, execratory, impudent, insolent, invective, inveighing, irreverent, judgmental, libelous, minimizing, objurgatory, pejorative, priggish, reproachful, reprobative, reviling, ridiculing, scandalous, scoffing, scurrile, scurrilous, slanderous, slighting, uncomplimentary, underrating, undervaluing, vilifying, vituperative