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Definition 1: the act of speaking contemptuously of - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for disparagement in the sense of this definition

(disparagement is a kind of ...) the act of disapproving or condemning

(... is a kind of disparagement ) the act of belittling

(... is a kind of disparagement ) the act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself)

(... is a kind of disparagement ) the act of discrediting or detracting from someone's reputation (especially by slander)

"let it be no detraction from his merits to say he is plainspoken"

Definition 2: a communication that belittles somebody or something - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for disparagement in the sense of this definition

(disparagement is a kind of ...) an expression of lack of respect

(... is a kind of disparagement ) a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

(... is a kind of disparagement ) a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

(... is a kind of disparagement ) disparagement of something that is unattainable

(... is a kind of disparagement ) a petty disparagement

(... is a kind of disparagement ) a disparaging remark

"in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion" "it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility"

(... is a kind of disparagement ) a belittling comment

(... is a kind of disparagement ) disparagement of a plan or hope or expectation

"she poured cold water on the whole idea of going to Africa"

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) derogatory term for a person who is fanatically dedicated to, or seeks to control, some activity, practice, etc.

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) an often derogatory term for a member of the Unification Church

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) a person suffering from Down syndrome (no longer used technically in this sense, now considered offensive)

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) an offensive and insulting term for any Black African

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) an offensive term for an offspring of parents of different racial group (especially of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry)

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) an offensive term for someone who asks you to return a present he has given you

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) an offensive term for non-Jewish young man

"why does she like all those shkotzim?"

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) a derogatory term used by Jews to refer to non-Jewish women

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit

"all the suits care about is the bottom line"

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) derogatory term for environmentalists who support restrictions on the logging industry and the preservation of forests

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (offensive British slang) term used by the British to refer to people of color from Africa or Asia

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (sometimes offensive) to cheat or swindle

"the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (often derogatory) openly expressing love and affection (especially through physical contact)

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (offensive) of or relating to or suffering from Down syndrome

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) an offensive term for the offspring of parents of different racial groups or cultures

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) offensive term for a homosexual man

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)

"the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy" "Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness" "he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him"

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (sometimes offensive) an act of swindling or cheating

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (slang) offensive names for a White man

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (slang) offensive term for Native Americans

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) an offensive term for Roman Catholics; originally, a Roman Catholic who was a strong advocate of the papacy

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Irish descent

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Mexican descent

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) offensive term for a person of German descent

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine

(disparagement is the usage domain for ...) derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin

"the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic"

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