Dispraising
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}, {Depreciate}.] To withdraw praise from; to notice with disapprobation or some degree of censure; to disparage; to blame. [1913 Webster]

Dispraising the power of his adversaries. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

I dispraised him before the wicked, that the wicked might not fall in love with him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • dispraise — /dɪsˈpreɪz/ (say dis prayz) verb (t) (dispraised, dispraising) 1. to speak of as undeserving; censure; disparage. –noun 2. act of dispraising; censure. –dispraiser, noun –dispraising, adjective –dispraisingly, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Dispraised — 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 — 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 — [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 — 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

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  • dispraisingly — adverb : in a dispraising manner : with dispraise he usually spoke dispraisingly of anyone who disagreed with him * * * dispraisˈingly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑dispraise …   Useful english dictionary

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