Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Disparage (Page: 428)

Dis*par"age (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disparaged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Disparaging (?).] [OF. desparagier, F. déparager, to marry unequally; pref. des- (L. dis-) + F. parage extraction, lineage, from L. par equal, peer. See Peer.]

1. To match unequally; to degrade or dishonor by an unequal marriage. [Obs.]

Alas! that any of my nation Should ever so foul disparaged be. Chaucer.

2. To dishonor by a comparison with what is inferior; to lower in rank or estimation by actions or words; to speak slightingly of; to depreciate; to undervalue.

Those forbidding appearances which sometimes disparage the actions of men sincerely pious. Bp. Atterbury.
Thou durst not thus disparage glorious arms. Milton.
Syn. -- To decry; depreciate; undervalue; underrate; cheapen; vilify; reproach; detract from; derogate from; degrade; debase. See Decry.
Disparage (Page: 428)

Dis"pa*rage` (?), n. Inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior. [Obs.] Chaucer.

Dissuaded her from such a disparage. Spenser.