1. the act of speaking contemptuously of
  2. a communication that belittles somebody or something
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How To Use disparagement In A Sentence

  • The hidden progressivist agenda on this issue lies in the disparagement of verbal learning.
  • Such "talking" would never be looked upon with disparagement if it were not allowed to stop "doing"; which it never would, if assemblies knew and acknowledged that talking and discussion are their proper business, while _doing_, as the result of discussion, is the task not of a miscellaneous body, but of individuals specially trained to it; that the fit office of an assembly is to see that those individuals are honestly and intelligently chosen, and to interfere no further with them, except by unlimited latitude of suggestion and criticism, and by applying or withholding the final seal of national assent. Considerations on Representative Government
  • Shall not intentionally expose the student to embarrassment or disparagement.
  • As my colleague Dan Primack reported on Friday, Bartz's Yahoo employment contract has a non-disparagement clause.
  • His reputation is one of postseason failure, though many will tell you that's another unearned disparagement.
  • I would like revert from the French disparagement duly justified, of course back to intellectual property rights. Piracy in China: Trent Reznor 1, Howard French 0
  • As a child these were the teachers who cast large shadows over my progress, or lack of it, and whose constant put-downs and disparagements made school life more miserable than it should have been.
  • They unwittingly borrow arguments of mainly dead, well-bred, futilitarian Orientialist scholars, like Goldziher, Juynboll, Schacht, and their incarnations (‘higher critics’ as Arberry calls them in disparagement).
  • Her face was indistinct in the twilight, but if its expression corresponded with the inflection of her voice, her nostrils were inflated and her lips were curled in disparagement. With the Procession
  • The poet did not nail his colors with a cheer to the mast of any of the great questions of the day, ethical or social, and therefore suffered the disparagements of those intelligent friends of his who have been taught to consider a well-defined rigidity of conviction and maintenance, in the midst of all these phenomena of our universe, telluric and uranological, as the test of everything valuable in human character and morals. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 33, July, 1860
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