Definition of disparaging:
denigrative, denigratory, blistering, uncomplimentary, derogatory, accusing, degrading, acid, acrid, depreciatory, slighting, ad hominem, derogative, depreciative, astringent, accusatory, pejorative, derisory, barbed, deprecatory, detractive, low, praise, biting, belittling, acerbic, demeaning.
- 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)
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.
- "Patty Blossom", Carolyn Wells.