• IPA: /dɪsˈpæɹɪd͡ʒ/

disparage (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.8:
      But, for his meane degree might not aspire / To match so high, her friends with counsell sage / Dissuaded her from such a disparage […]
  • French: mésalliance
  • German: nicht standesgemäße Ehe, Missheirat
  • Russian: нера́вный брак

disparage (disparages, present participle disparaging; past and past participle disparaged)

  1. To match unequally; to degrade or dishonor.
  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
    • 1671, John Milton, Samson Agonistes
      Thou durst not thus disparage glorious arms.
  3. To ridicule, mock, discredit.
Translations Translations
  • German: lächerlich machen, verächtlich machen, in Verruf bringen
  • Russian: поноси́ть

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