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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·praise /(ˌ)dɪsˈprez/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·praise v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispraised p. pr. & vb. n. Dispraising.]  To withdraw praise from; to notice with disapprobation or some degree of censure; to disparage; to blame.
    Dispraising the power of his adversaries.   --Chaucer.
    I dispraised him before the wicked, that the wicked might not fall in love with him.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·praise, n.  The act of dispraising; detraction; blame censure; reproach; disparagement.
    In praise and in dispraise the same.   --Tennyson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of speaking contemptuously of [syn: disparagement]