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She has a reputation for disparaging the efforts of her co-workers.
  to criticize or make seem less important — especially in a disrespectful or contemptuous manner
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  • She has a reputation for disparaging the efforts of her co-workers.
  • The victors write the history and disparage their enemies.
  • They had an unspoken agreement not to disparage each other’s religion.
  • Rather than respond to her criticisms, he disparaged her efforts as those of an amateur.

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  • In 1980, Pakistan made it illegal to make disparaging remarks against people revered in Islam.
  • I would neither overrule Miranda, disparage it, nor extend it at this late date.
    Chief Justice Warren Burger  --  US Supreme Court Case:  Rhode Island v. Innis, 446 U. S. 291, 304 (1980)
  • Yet where do we end when we systematically disparage politicians and discredit politics? For politics is the heart of democracy.
    Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.  --  commencement addresses, Middlebury College, 1994
  • The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
    The Bill Of Rights
  • The New York Times followed suit with a multiparter on "Class in America," which aims to disparage the notion that the U.S. is a land of opportunity...
    Alan Reynolds  --  Class Struggle?  -- 06/29/06)
  • When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books—books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • "She could’ve been looking at a bird behind you, stupid," came Hector’s disparaging remark.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • As is the Chinese cook’s custom, my mother always made disparaging remarks about her own cooking.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • "College! What do them fellas know?..." And he spat a brown disparaging comment on the ground.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Is there anything meaner then to throw necessary work upon other people and then disparage it as unworthy and indelicate.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Sometimes people of Asian background get offended when their culture is described this way, because they think that the stereotype is being used as a form of disparagement.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • But do not think that by praising these I am disparaging the others; all I mean to say is that the penances of those of the present day do not come up to the asceticism and austerity of former times;
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • But the disparaging of those we love always alienates us from them to some extent.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Even a disparaging comment would be a personal link.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • ...her teasing and disparaging remarks about his beloved nation!
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • I would not for the wealth of all the town
    Here in my house do him disparagement:
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • Disparage not the faith thou dost not know,
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • "I dare say it is something disparaging which you are going to say."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He said he wouldn’t suffer a word to be uttered in his disparagement:
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • made disparaging jokes about America
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Africans in Egypt also faced racial discrimination—they were disparaged as "chocolata" or "honga bonga" by some hostile Egyptians, who were growing weary of their uninvited guests.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I mean no disparagement to the excellent voyager (I honour him for a veteran), but...
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Don’t tell me so — lest I should say something disparaging to your judgment.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • nor, for that matter, do I think it would be any disparagement to a man...
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Who durste be so bold to disparage
    My daughter, that is come of such lineage?
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Snape made a small, disparaging noise.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • he occasionally shut his eyes and threw his finger at me while he spoke, as much as to express that he knew all kinds of things to my disparagement, if he only chose to mention them.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • This is by no means a disparagement to his character; for many official personages, who are held in high respect and admiration, are the victims of similar infirmities.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • And this is said in disparagement, whereas it is one of the greatest talents the species has and one that has made it superior to animals that are satisfied with what they have.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • "Oh, they only know flashy stuff that’s of no real use to anyone," said Hermione disparagingly.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Her eminent companions on the 1994 attempt said nothing disparaging about Pittman, at least not in public.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • the manager had remarked disparagingly.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • In Blomkvist’s eyes, Borg had been a third-rate reporter and a troublesome person who ... made disparaging remarks about the more experienced, older reporters.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Ahaz, his sottish conqueror, whom he drew
    God’s altar to disparage and displace
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • a feat not to be disparaged
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • That, he (Mr. Attorney-General) was prepared to hear some disparagement attempted of this admirable servant; but that, in a general way, he preferred him to his (Mr. Attorney-General’s) brothers and sisters, and honoured him more than his (Mr. Attorney-General’s) father and mother.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • I will disparage her no farther
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • don’t disparage your judgment.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • advising him to sever his connection with a certain budding practitioner who, he noticed, was prone to disparage and even to a slight extent ... deprecate him,
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • he could do no real good by such disparagement of the witnesses,
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • to our honour’s great disparagement
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • Heaven forbid that I should disparage my dear child, but he has—no deportment.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • I mean no disparagement to Julia.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • A critic looking at these tightly focused, targeted interventions might dismiss them as Band-Aid solutions. But that phrase should not be considered a term of disparagement. The Band-Aid is an inexpensive, convenient, and remarkably versatile solution to an astonishing array of problems.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • And as for her cousin’s testimony in disparagement of it, she concluded that Hepzibah’s judgment was embittered by one of those family feuds...
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • He feels tenderness toward her when she disparages herself this way.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
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