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Meaning of disparage

dis•par•age

Pronunciation: (di-spar'ij), [key]
— -aged, -ag•ing.
  1. to speak of or treat slightingly; depreciate; belittle: Do not disparage good manners.
  2. to bring reproach or discredit upon; lower the estimation of: Your behavior will disparage the whole family.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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