Dispraise

Definition of Dispraise

Dis`praise´
v. t.1.To withdraw praise from; to notice with disapprobation or some degree of censure; to disparage; to blame.
[imp. & p. p. Dispraised ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dispraising.]
Dispraising the power of his adversaries.
- Chaucer.
I dispraised him before the wicked, that the wicked might not fall in love with him.
- Shak.
n.1.The act of dispraising; detraction; blame censure; reproach; disparagement.
In praise and in dispraise the same.
- Tennyson.

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belittling, denigration, deprecation, detraction, disapproval, disparagement
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