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Next, we isolated 578 scenes in which the fathers were involved in “disparagement humor,” which meant the dads either made fun of another character or were made fun of themselves.

At least within scenes featuring disparagement humor, sitcom audiences, more often than not, are still being encouraged to laugh at dads’ parenting missteps and mistakes.

Their findings reveal many shows feature mental health disparagements.

So we have the state’s governor, senators and representatives lobbing various disparagements of wind turbines as a way of reframing a situation in which millions of their state’s residents are without power.

Disparagement painted over with the brushstrokes of complimentary praise is still disparagement.

But such disparagement was itself a kneejerk reaction, and it was fallacious.

He believes that mockery, disparagement, or airing personal grudges are never appropriate.

I do hope he and his lawyers are clear on any non-disparagement agreements that he may have signed over the years.

Olbermann, now with Al Gore's Current TV, might start sniping at his old network once a non-disparagement agreement expires.

North Dormer took the Mountain for granted, and implied its disparagement by an intonation rather than by explicit criticism.

Throughout his writings there is no praise of success without virtue, and no disparagement of want of success with virtue.

There was a slight, almost indescribable tone of condescension or disparagement in her voice, the reason of which I will explain.

"Not much saw-log for old Rosey," said Si, resenting even a joking disparagement upon his beloved General.

Would it not be like a disparagement of Nelly if he were to confess that he had never loved her?


On this page you'll find 75 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to disparagement, such as: aspersion, blame, calumny, censure, condemnation, and contempt.

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