Definition of disparage :
1. Inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior.
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.
3. To match unequally; to degrade or dishonor by an unequal marriage.
peck, harm, misemploy, peck at, misuse, attack, study at depreciate, damage, show, pick at, molest, slight, downgrade, vituperate, pull at, ill-treat, slander, run down, talk down, abuse, impose on _or_ oppress, rail at, persecute, violate, upon, pervert, prostitute, ill-use, revile, maltreat, injure, ravish, belittle, wrong, ruin, aggrieve, pluck at, victimize, minimize
criticize (part of speech: verb)
disapprove (part of speech: verb)
protest (part of speech: verb)
detract (part of speech: verb)
- Let us say nothing to disparage this jacket. - "The Boy Tar", Mayne Reid.
- I quite agree with Davenant, that they do not arise from chance- " If we consider accident, And how, repugnant unto sense, It pays desert with bad event, We shall disparage Providence." - "Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children", Pye Henry Chavasse.
- But she continued to disparage him to his face and to me. - "The Boss of Little Arcady", Harry Leon Wilson.