Dispraise Dis*praise", n. [Cf. OF. despris. See {Dispraise}, v. t.] The act of dispraising; detraction; blame censure; reproach; disparagement. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

In praise and in dispraise the same. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Dispraise — Dis*praise , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispraised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dispraising}.] [OE. dispreisen, OF. desprisier, despreisier, F. d[ e]priser; pref. des (L. dis ) + prisier, F. priser, to prize, praise. See {Praise}, and cf. {Disprize},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dispraise — I noun blame, castigation, censure, condemnation, criticism, decrial, denunciation, depreciation, detraction, disapprobation, disapproval, discommendation, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disparagement, dissatisfaction, disvaluation, ignominy,… …   Law dictionary

  • dispraise — [dis prāz′, dis′prāz′; dis′prāz΄] vt. dispraised, dispraising [ME dispreisen < OFr despreisier, to blame: see DIS & PRAISE] to speak of with disapproval or disparagement; censure n. a dispraising; blame dispraisingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • dispraise — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English dispraisen, from Anglo French despreiser, despriser, from des dis + preiser to praise Date: 13th century to comment on with disapproval or censure • dispraise noun • dispraiser noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dispraise — dispraiser, n. dispraisingly, adv. /dis prayz /, v., dispraised, dispraising, n. v.t. 1. to speak of as undeserving or unworthy; censure; disparage. n. 2. an act or instance of dispraising; censure. [1300 50; ME < AF, OF despreis(i)er, equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • dispraise — verb /dɪˈspɹeɪz/ To notice with disapprobation or some degree of censure; to disparage, to blame. He became familiar with that habit of mind which dispraises what it most envies and admires: with that habit of mind which desires only what it… …   Wiktionary

  • dispraise — dis·praise || dɪs preɪz n. act of speaking disdainfully of someone or something; censure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dispraise — noun censure; criticism. verb archaic censure or criticize. Origin ME: from OFr. despreisier, based on late L. depreciare (see depreciate) …   English new terms dictionary

  • dispraise — I. n. 1. Blame, censure. 2. Reproach, dishonor, disgrace, disparagement, discredit, shame, opprobrium. II. v. a. Blame, censure, find fault with …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dispraise — v 1. censure, reproach, animadvert on or upon, criticize, arraign, reprobate, condemn, denounce, remonstrate; disparage, discredit, disfavor; belittle, deprecate, demean, detract, decry, derogate, Inf. talk down. n 2. censure, disapproval,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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