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  • 141disparage — I verb affront, asperse, be insolent, be rude, belittle, bemock, besmear, bespatter, blacken, blot, bring reproach upon, calumniate, cavil, censure, cheapen, condemn, contemn, criticize, debase, decry, defame, deflate, degrade, denigrate,… …

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  • 142contemn — I verb abhor, abominate, accuse, asperse, be contemptuous of, belittle, besmirch, calumniate, cast aspersions, censure, criticize, debase, debauch, decry, defile, denigrate, denounce, depreciate, deride, derogate, desecrate, despise, detest,… …

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  • 143discommend — 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,… …

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  • 144flout — I verb affront, be contemptuous of, be disrespectful, be scornful, care nothing for, cavillari, contemn, defy, deride, despise, disdain, disregard, esteem slightly, feel contempt for, fleer, gibe, hold in contempt, hold in derision, hold in… …

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  • 145hold up to scorn — I verb belittle, condemn, deride, disdain, disesteem, disparage, feel contempt for, flout, hold in contempt, hold in derision, hold up to obloquy, insult, jape, jeer, laugh at, mock, rail at, revile, ridicule, scoff, scorn, slight, sneer at,… …

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  • 146humiliate — I verb abase, abash, affront, befool, bespatter, blackball, blacken, brand, bring shame upon, cast a slur upon, cast down, contemn, cow, crush, debase, defame, deflate, degrade, demean, demote, depreciate, deride, derogate, discredit, disgrace,… …

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  • 147minimize — I verb abbreviate, abridge, attach little importance to, attenuate, bedwarf, belittle, cheapen, clip, criticize, curtail, cut down, cut down to size, cut short decimate, decrease, decry, deduct, deflate, degrade, demote, depreciate, derogate,… …

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  • 148misprize — I verb be contemptuous of, belittle, contemn, deprecate, depreciate, despise, disdain, disesteem, disparage, disprize, disregard, feel contempt for, hold cheap, hold in contempt, look down upon, make little of, make nothing of, minimize, misjudge …

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  • 149petty, paltry, trivial — Each of these words refers to that which is so small or insignificant as to be unworthy of notice or regard. Petty conveys an idea of contempt or ridicule: Your petty complaints are really, childish. Paltry is an even stronger term, suggesting… …

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  • 150risk — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, considerable, enormous, grave, great, high, huge, major, serious, significant …

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  • 151depreciate — Synonyms and related words: abate, ablate, abrade, abridge, abstract, abuse, allow, bate, beat down, belittle, break, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, charge off, cheapen, compress, consume, cry down, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down …

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  • 152despite — Synonyms and related words: Schadenfreude, abhorrence, abomination, affront, airs, arrogance, aspersion, at all costs, at any cost, atrocity, audacity, aversion, bold front, boldness, brash bearing, brashness, brassiness, bravado, brazenness,… …

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  • 153discredit — Synonyms and related words: agnosticism, asperse, aspersion, atheism, bad character, bad name, bad odor, bad report, bad reputation, bad repute, belie, belittle, besmirch, blacken, blemish, blot, blow sky high, blow up, brand, bring down, bring… …

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  • 154dishonor — Synonyms and related words: abase, abuse, affront, aspersion, bad character, bad debt, bad name, bad odor, bad report, bad reputation, bad repute, belittlement, black mark, blemish, blot, bring into discredit, bring low, bring shame upon, call… …

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  • 155dismiss — Synonyms and related words: abandon, abjure, absolve, acquit, amnesty, answer, answer conclusively, argue down, ax, banish, beat back, belittle, boot, boot out, bounce, bow out, break, break up, brush aside, brush off, bump, bundle, bundle off,… …

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  • 156disparage — Synonyms and related words: abate, abrade, abstract, abuse, attaint, backbite, bad mouth, bate, be above, be contemptuous of, be disrespectful, be overfamiliar with, belittle, bespatter, blacken, blot, blow upon, brand, bring down, bring into… …

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  • 157hold in contempt — Synonyms and related words: be above, be contemptuous of, belittle, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, care nothing for, contemn, cry down, dare, debase, decry, degrade, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, deride, derogate from, despise,… …

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  • 158insult — Synonyms and related words: abase, abuse, affront, airs, arrogance, asperse, aspersion, atrocity, barb, be above, be contemptuous of, brickbat, call names, care nothing for, clannishness, cliquishness, contemn, contempt, contemptuousness,… …

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  • 159put down — Synonyms and related words: Parthian shot, abase, abasement, abash, account for, accredit with, accrete to, acknowledge, affront, annihilate, ante, ante up, apply to, ascribe to, aspersion, asphyxiate, assign to, atrocity, attach to, attribute to …

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  • 160sneer — Synonyms and related words: barrack, be above, be contemptuous of, care nothing for, chaff, contemn, contempt, cut, cut at, cut direct, deride, derision, despise, dig at, disdain, disparage, disprize, disregard, dump on, feel contempt for, feel… …

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