derisory, slighting, belittling, denigrative, low, acid, astringent, uncomplimentary, depreciative, accusing, depreciatory, denigratory, acrid, derogative, degrading, barbed, ad hominem, blistering, deprecatory, detractive, biting, accusatory, pejorative, demeaning, acerbic, praise
critical (part of speech: adjective)
criticizing (part of speech: verb)
contemptuous (part of speech: adjective)
detracting (part of speech: verb)
protesting (part of speech: verb)
disapproving (part of speech: verb)
defiling, vilifying, disapproving, denouncing, reproaching, chastising, admonishing, deprecating, chiding, blaming, deriding, censuring, condemning, castigating, renouncing, scorning, upbraiding, chastening, discrediting, denigrating, criticizing
- On my making some very disparaging opinion of their music, which I heard for the first time, Mrs. Ruskin flamed up with indignation, but, after an annihilating look, she said mildly, " I suppose no Southerner can understand the pipes," and we discussed them calmly, she telling some stories to illustrate their power and the special range of their effect. - "The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I", William James Stillman.
- A few days later I heard by the roundabout telegraph common in country neighbourhoods that Horace had found a good deal of fun in reporting what I said about farming and that he had called me by a highly humorous but disparaging name. - "Adventures In Contentment", David Grayson AKA: Ray Stannard Baker.
- I have heard you say that one's friends should be sacred from disparaging remarks. - "Patty Blossom", Carolyn Wells.