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synonyms for disparagement

  • aspersion
  • blame
  • calumny
  • censure
  • condemnation
  • contempt
  • contumely
  • debasement
  • degradation
  • denunciation
  • depreciation
  • derision
  • derogation
  • discredit
  • disdain
  • impairment
  • lessening
  • lie
  • prejudice
  • reproach
  • ridicule
  • scandal
  • scorn
  • slander
  • tale
  • underestimation
  • backbiting
  • backstabbing
  • belittlement
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antonyms for disparagement

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  • admiration
  • approval
  • commendation
  • compliment
  • endorsement
  • exoneration
  • flattery
  • honor
  • love
  • praise
  • regard
  • respect
  • sanction
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How to use disparagement in a sentence

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.
WHY ARE SITCOM DADS STILL SO INEPT?LGBTQ-EDITORJUNE 17, 2021NO STRAIGHT NEWS
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.
WHY ARE SITCOM DADS STILL SO INEPT?LGBTQ-EDITORJUNE 17, 2021NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Their findings reveal many shows feature mental health disparagements.
IN A RARE ADMISSION, MTV SAYS ITS MENTAL-HEALTH PORTRAYALS ARE SOMETIMES DAMAGINGSTEVEN ZEITCHIKAPRIL 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
THE POLITICS OF ENERGY GENERATION DON’T ALWAYS LINE UP WITH ACTUAL ENERGY GENERATIONPHILIP BUMPFEBRUARY 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
North Dormer took the Mountain for granted, and implied its disparagement by an intonation rather than by explicit criticism.
SUMMEREDITH WHARTON
Throughout his writings there is no praise of success without virtue, and no disparagement of want of success with virtue.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
There was a slight, almost indescribable tone of condescension or disparagement in her voice, the reason of which I will explain.
ROBIN REDBREASTMARY LOUISA MOLESWORTH
"Not much saw-log for old Rosey," said Si, resenting even a joking disparagement upon his beloved General.
SI KLEGG, BOOK 2 (OF 6)JOHN MCELROY
Would it not be like a disparagement of Nelly if he were to confess that he had never loved her?
MARY GRAYKATHARINE TYNAN
"It's noan so much of a tale," he said, with an air of disparagement and indifference.
THAT LASS O' LOWRIE'SFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
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WORDS RELATED TO DISPARAGEMENT

  • abuse
  • aspersion
  • backstabbing
  • belittlement
  • calumniation
  • calumny
  • cattiness
  • defamation
  • denigration
  • depreciation
  • detraction
  • disparagement
  • gossip
  • invective
  • lie
  • malice
  • obloquy
  • scandal
  • slander
  • spite
  • spitefulness
  • tale
  • traducement
  • vilification
  • vituperation
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