disparagement disparagement

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a communication that belittles somebody or something
  2. (n) the act of speaking contemptuously of

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Usage(s):

  1. There's a reason that only 8% of scientists are Republicans and your ever-increasing disparagement of anything scientific has lot to do with it.
  2. The nation's second food-disparagement suit, also to be tried in Amarillo, pits emu farmers against the Honda car company.
  3. disparagement of Jews by.

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  1. "She has been a terrific partner for many years and should not be treated with any disrespect at this time," he wrote. "Things fell apart between us. That is all. She is still the mother of my children and any disparagement of her will only...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Kelsey Grammer Source: Access Hollywood

  2. "The expectation would be that a woman would want to say something to assert her confidence in a country which denied women the right to vote for decades, where the glass ceiling has limited people, where there is still disparagement of people on...
    on Jul 16, 2009 By: Arlen Specter Source: NPR

  3. Dr. Harris told The Observer that he had sought legal advice on the issue with a view to confront and expose the "perpetrators of disparagement and character assassination".
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Timothy Harris Source: The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer

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