disparagingly disparagingly  /dɪs ˈpɛ rɪ dʒɪŋ li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a disparaging manner

Usage(s):

  1. No more than a decade ago they were known disparagingly in the business world as pirates and flesh peddlers.
  2. Though in private conversation Johnson had spoken disparagingly of Paris, he was only slightly worried about it.
  3. In the midst of a World War II blitz a friend spoke disparagingly of pacifism; Churchill quoted pages of Sassoon to him.

News

  • Ian Stewart reinstated from suspension at AAA Iowa

    As first reported by Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register, the Cubs officially reinstated third baseman Ian Stewart on Saturday evening at Triple-A Iowa following his 10-game team-issued suspension. Stewart was charged with violating the loyalty clause in his contract earlier this month when he tweeted disparagingly about the Cubs organization and his standing in…
    on June 23, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: HardballTalk

Quotes

  1. "When I was around my father, I never heard him speak disparagingly about McCain or say anything that wasn't positive about him," Goldwater Jr. said. "I'm sure they had their differences, but I don't think it was anything gross or...
    on May 3, 2008 By: Barry Goldwater Jr Source: Arizona Republic

  2. Universities UK's president, Professor Drummond Bone, said: "Critics and media commentators have sometimes referred disparagingly to some of these courses as Mickey Mouse degrees. This publication - which we could equally have called The Mouse That...
    on Nov 28, 2006 By: James Drummond Bone Source: BBC News

  3. "They certainly understand as a group that there have been breaches of our team guidelines which you know say that team members shouldn't talk disparagingly about other team members," Coates told reporters. "There are certainly assurances...
    on Aug 24, 2004 By: John Coates Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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