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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: desparagier 'to marry below one's social class', from parage 'rank'

disparage

verb
     
di‧spar‧age [transitive] formal
to criticize someone or something in a way that shows you do not think they are very good or important:
Matcham's theatres were widely disparaged by architects.
disparagement noun [uncountable and countable]

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