disparaging disparaging  /dɪs ˈpɛ rɪ dʒɪŋ/


  • (adj) expressive of low opinion



  1. But more often, he devoted too much energy to disparaging Hawke's politics and too little to detailing his own.
  2. Otherwise, she refers to herself as 'randi' a Hindi word so disparaging it has no English equivalent.
  3. I was not disparaging academic entrepreneurship, as my sympathy for Gould's ambitions should make clear.


  1. Bangor councilman claims LePage 'hits the bars' not the issues

    BANGOR — First-term Councilor Charlie Longo faces rebuke, and perhaps a formal reprimand, from his fellow city councilors for his disparaging comments about Gov. Paul LePage during a meeting Monday night.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Lewiston Sun Journal

  2. George Zimmerman wants ‘inflammatory terms’ banned from trial

    “Profiled” “Vigilante” “Self-appointed neighborhood watch captain” “Wannabe cop” Murder suspect George Zimmerman’s defense team wants these “inflammatory terms” banned from the opening statements of his trial. Jury selection begins on Monday. “Some of these terms are disparaging, inappropriate, and if used in trial would serve only to unfairly prejudice the jury by eliciting unfounded ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Lookout via Yahoo! News

  3. Dorm Report: Gee's remarks are no laughing matter

    In all likelihood, E. Gordon Gee was simply trying to crack some jokes and lighten up the mood when he made several disparaging remarks about fellow BCS schools during the...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: News Channel 34 Binghamton


  1. "No one in this room, in this county, in the state, in the country, in the world, can make one statement and say that I've ever said one disparaging thing against anyone that has defended our nation, because it's not true," Kilmer said.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Val Kilmer Source: The Associated Press

  2. Savage shot back with a 352-word statement on Tuesday, suspending Winslow and calling his comments and behavior "unwarranted, inappropriate, and unnecessarily disparaging to our organization. His statements brought unjustified negative attention to...
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Phil Savage Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Asked whether the use of Obama's middle name - the same as former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein - is proper, McCain said: "No, it is not. Any comment that is disparaging of either Senator Clinton or Senator Obama is totally inappropriate."
    on Feb 27, 2006 By: John McCain Source: 940 News

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