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Synonyms and Antonyms for disparage

1. disparage (v.)

express a negative opinion of

Synonyms:

  • knock
  • criticize
  • deprecate
  • derogate
  • vilipend
  • criticise
  • pick at
  • tear apart
  • denigrate
  • minimize
  • discredit
  • depreciate
  • belittle
  • disgrace
  • trash
  • pick apart
  • pan

Antonyms:

  • flatter
  • praise

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Synonyms of disparage in English:

disparage

See definition of disparage

verb

1‘it has become fashionable to disparage Lawrence and his achievements’

SYNONYMS

belittle, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, downgrade, play down, deflate, trivialize, minimize, make light of, treat lightly, undervalue, underrate, underestimate

disdain, dismiss, ridicule, deride, mock, scorn, pour scorn on, scoff at, sneer at, laugh at, laugh off

run down, defame, decry, discredit, slander, libel, malign, speak ill of, speak badly of, cast aspersions on, impugn, vilify, traduce, revile, criticize, condemn

North American slur

informal do down, do a hatchet job on, take to pieces, pull apart, pull to pieces, pick holes in, drag through the mud, hit out at, knock, slam, pan, bash, bad-mouth, pooh-pooh, look down one’s nose at

British informal rubbish, slate, slag off, have a go at

dated cry down

archaic hold cheap

rare misprize, minify, asperse, derogate, calumniate, vilipend, vituperate

ANTONYMS

praise, overrate

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