discommend
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English dyscommenden Date: 15th century 1. disapprove, disparage 2. to cause to be viewed unfavorably

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  • Discommend — Dis com*mend , v. t. 1. To mention with disapprobation; to blame; to disapprove. [R.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] By commending something in him that is good, and discommending the same fault in others. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. To expose to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discommend — I verb asperse, attack, belittle, bring into discredit, censure, clamor against, condemn, contemn, criticize, decry, denigrate, denounce, deprecate, depreciate, deride, derogate, detract, disapprove, discredit, disfavor, disparage, dispraise,… …   Law dictionary

  • discommend — [dis΄kə mend′] vt. Rare to express disapproval of …   English World dictionary

  • discommend — |dis+ transitive verb Etymology: Middle English discommenden, from dis (I) + commenden to commend more at commend 1. : to mention with disapproval : disapprove seldom discommend anything … or do it but moderately Isaac Newton …   Useful english dictionary

  • discommend — discommender, n. /dis keuh mend /, v.t. 1. to express disapproval of; belittle; disparage. The diners discommended the wine. 2. to bring into disfavor: He was discommended for his negligence. [1485 95; DIS 1 + COMMEND] * * * …   Universalium

  • discommend — verb /dɪskəˈmɛnd/ a) To show disapproval of something, find fault with. Savonarola discommends goats flesh, and so doth Bruerinus [...], calling it a filthy beast, and rammish [...]. b) To speak dissuasively of, to advise against. Ant: commend,… …   Wiktionary

  • discommend — v. blame, disapprove; expose to ill favor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • discommend — dis·commend …   English syllables

  • discommend — dis•com•mend [[t]ˌdɪs kəˈmɛnd[/t]] v. t. 1) to express disapproval of 2) to bring into disfavor • Etymology: 1485–95 dis com•mend′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • discommend — /dɪskəˈmɛnd/ (say diskuh mend) verb (t) 1. to express disapproval of. 2. to bring into disfavour. –discommendable, adjective –discommendation /dɪskɒmɛnˈdeɪʃən/ (say diskomen dayshuhn), noun –discommender, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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