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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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. [Eng.]
    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.
 Syn: -- Indignity; derogation; detraction; reproach; dishonor; debasement; degradation; disgrace.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a communication that belittles somebody or something [syn: depreciation,
      2: the act of speaking contemptuously of [syn: dispraise]