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Word Example of - disparager

    Example Sentences for disparager

    Cato himself, who was certainly no disparager of his own merits, says that a great many were killed, but he specifies no number.

Word Origin & History of - disparager

    Word Origin & History

    disparage early 14c., from O.Fr. desparagier "reduce in rank, degrade," originally "to cause to marry unequally," and thus by extension the disgrace or dishonor involved in this, from des- "away" + parage "rank, lineage" (see peer (n.)). Sense of "belittle" first recorded 1530s. Related: Disparaged; disparaging; disparagingly.

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