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

 dis·par·age /dɪˈspærɪʤ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·par·age v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disparaged p. pr. & vb. n. Disparaging ]
 1. To match unequally; to degrade or dishonor by an unequal marriage. [Obs.]
 Alas! that any of my nation
 Should ever so foul disparaged be.   --Chaucer.
 2. To dishonor by a comparison with what is inferior; to lower in rank or estimation by actions or words; to speak slightingly of; to depreciate; to undervalue.
    Those forbidding appearances which sometimes disparage the actions of men sincerely pious.   --Bp. Atterbury.
    Thou durst not thus disparage glorious arms.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- To decry; depreciate; undervalue; underrate; cheapen; vilify; reproach; detract from; derogate from; degrade; debase. See Decry.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·pa·rage n. Inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior. [Obs.]
    Dissuaded her from such a disparage.   --Spenser.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's
          efforts" [syn: belittle, pick at] [ant: flatter]