Part of speech: noun

The act of depreciating or undervaluing; detraction.

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Usage examples "disparagement":

  1. Some pleading of his own cause and that of men of his own temperament, some disparagement of the severer, less- impulsive virtues, it is easy to discern in him. - "Robert Burns", Principal Shairp.
  2. The boy agreed wholly, without wishing to name anything in disparagement of milk. - "The Wrong Twin", Harry Leon Wilson.
  3. Wherefore this is nothing to our Modern Use of Sallets, or its Disparagement. - "Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets", John Evelyn.