What does the word disparagement mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Principal Shairp
  2. The boy agreed wholly, without wishing to name anything in disparagement of milk. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. Wherefore this is nothing to our Modern Use of Sallets, or its Disparagement. – Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets by John Evelyn