What is another word for disparaging?

Pronunciation: [dɪspˈaɹɪd͡ʒɪŋ] (IPA)

Disparaging can be defined as belittling or insulting someone or something. There are several synonyms for the word disparaging, such as derogatory, demeaning, scornful, critical, insulting, and contemptuous. Derogatory implies a low opinion or disrespect towards someone or something. Demeaning suggests the act of lowering someone's dignity or self-respect. Scornful implies a disdainful attitude towards something or someone. Critical indicates an unfavorable opinion or judgment. Insulting means causing offense or injury. Lastly, contemptuous suggests ultimately a lack of respect or admiration. These synonyms provide us with alternative words to use when describing an act of disparagement or negative judgment towards someone or something.

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What are the opposite words for disparaging?

Disparaging, meaning expressing disrespect or negativism towards someone or something, has several antonyms. Praiseful is one such antonym, meaning expressing approval or admiration towards someone or something. Complimentary, which means expressing a praise or flattering remark, is another antonym of disparaging. Laudatory, meaning expressing high praise or commendation, is also an antonym for disparaging. Respectful, which means showing deference or esteem for someone or something, is another antonym. Lastly, Admiring, meaning expressing delight or approval towards someone or something, is also an antonym for disparaging. These antonyms are helpful to use in situations where you want to express positivity towards someone or something.

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Usage examples for Disparaging

He heard it even though none of these disparaging ideas were articulated in the limousine.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito"
Steven Sills
Had he followed behind his guest he would have witnessed a little comedy which would have gone far in wiping clean all trace of his uncle's disparaging remarks of the morning.
"Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero"
F. Hopkinson Smith
She was comparing in swift, disparaging fashion her heavy boots with their dainty soft shoes, and wondering what she could do to escape from them.
"Rose of Dutcher's Coolly"
Hamlin Garland

Famous quotes with Disparaging

  • The gleam in their eyes telegraphs only too clearly that they are hoping for a headline, which of course means something disparaging, because nothing makes such good copy as a feud.
    Leslie Charteris
  • But the disparaging of those we love always alienates us from them to some extent. We must not touch our idols; the gilt comes off in our hands.
    Gustave Flaubert
  • I'm not disparaging suicides when I call them weak, I'm pointing out that anybody who would consider doing a thing like that needs help. I don't think a normal, mentally healthy person commits suicide.You don't want to encourage people to do such a thing.
    Jesse Ventura
  • I found Randi likable and plausible; the only thing that bothered me was the sweeping and intense nature of his skepticism. He was obviously working from the premise that all paranormal phenomena, without exception, are fakes or delusions. He seemed to take to take it for granted that all of us — there were also two women present — shared his opinions, and he made jovial, disparaging remarks about psychics and other such weirdos. I began to get the uncomfortable feeling of a Jew who has accidentally walked into a Nazi meeting, or a Jehovah's Witness at a convention of militant atheists. As a supposedly scientific psychic investigator, Randi struck me as being oddly fixed in his opinions.
    Colin Wilson
  • The 20th century, with its scores of millions of supernumerary dead, has been called the age of ideology. And the age of ideology, clearly, was a mere hiatus in the age of religion, which shows no sign of expiry. Since it is no longer permissible to disparage any single faith or creed, let us start disparaging all of them. To be clear: an ideology is a belief system with an inadequate basis in reality; a religion is a belief system with no basis in reality whatever. Religious belief is without reason and without dignity, and its record is near-universally dreadful. It is straightforward — and never mind, for now, about plagues and famines: if God existed, and if He cared for humankind, He would never have given us religion.
    Martin Amis

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