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Disparagement

Dis`par´age`ment
n.1.Matching any one in marriage under his or her degree; injurious union with something of inferior excellence; a lowering in rank or estimation.
And thought that match a foul disparagement.
- Spenser.
2.Injurious comparison with an inferior; a depreciating or dishonoring opinion or insinuation; diminution of value; dishonor; indignity; reproach; disgrace; detraction; - commonly with to.
It ought to be no disparagement to a star that it is not the sun.
- South.
Imitation is a disparagement and a degradation in a Christian minister.
- I. Taylor.
Noun1.disparagement - a communication that belittles somebody or something
2.disparagement - the act of speaking contemptuously of
Synonyms: dispraise

DISPARAGEMENT. An injury by union or comparison with some person or thing of inferior rank or excellence; as, while the infant was in ward, by the English law, the guardian had the power of tendering him a suitable match without disparagement. 2 Bl. Com. 70.

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