I noun blame, castigation, censure, condemnation, criticism, decrial, denunciation, depreciation, detraction, disapprobation, disapproval, discommendation, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disparagement, dissatisfaction, disvaluation, ignominy, malediction, obloquy, onus, opprobrium, rebuke, reprimand, reprisal II verb blame, castigate, censure, condemn, criticize, damn, decry, defame, denounce, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, disapprove, discommend, discountenance, discredit, dishonor, disparage, disvalue, fault, inveigh, lessen, malign, reprimand, rebuke III index blame (culpability), blame, censure, condemn (blame), condemnation (blame), contempt (disdain), criticism, criticize (find fault with), decry, defame, denounce (condemn), denunciation, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, diatribe, disapprobation, disapprove (condemn), discommend, discredit, exception (objection), fault, ignominy, inveigh, lessen, malediction, malign, onus (stigma), reprimand (noun), reprimand (verb), sully

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  • 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

  • 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 — [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 — 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 — verb /dɪˈspɹeɪz/ To notice with disapprobation or some degree of censure; to disparage, to blame. He became familiar with that habit of mind which dispraises what it most envies and admires: with that habit of mind which desires only what it… …   Wiktionary

  • dispraise — dis·praise || dɪs preɪz n. act of speaking disdainfully of someone or something; censure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dispraise — noun censure; criticism. verb archaic censure or criticize. Origin ME: from OFr. despreisier, based on late L. depreciare (see depreciate) …   English new terms dictionary

  • dispraise — I. n. 1. Blame, censure. 2. Reproach, dishonor, disgrace, disparagement, discredit, shame, opprobrium. II. v. a. Blame, censure, find fault with …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dispraise — v 1. censure, reproach, animadvert on or upon, criticize, arraign, reprobate, condemn, denounce, remonstrate; disparage, discredit, disfavor; belittle, deprecate, demean, detract, decry, derogate, Inf. talk down. n 2. censure, disapproval,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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