adverb see dispraise

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dispraisingly — Dis*praising*ly, adv. By way of dispraise. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • dispraisingly — See dispraiser. * * * …   Universalium

  • dispraisingly — dis·prais·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • 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 — /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

  • 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

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