Disparage

Definition of Disparage

Dis`par´age
v. t.1.To match unequally; to degrade or dishonor by an unequal marriage.
[imp. & p. p. Disparaged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Disparaging .]
Alas! that any of my nation
Should ever so foul disparaged be.
- Chaucer.
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.
Those forbidding appearances which sometimes disparage the actions of men sincerely pious.
- Bp. Atterbury.
Thou durst not thus disparage glorious arms.
- Milton.
n.1.Inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior.
Dissuaded her from such a disparage.
- Spenser.

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