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Expressing the opinion that something is of little worth; derogatory.‘disparaging remarks about council houses’
- ‘Sutherland's disparaging tone regarding the work of the valuer is both ill informed and unprofessional.’
- ‘Arthur returned and gave his brother a disparaging look.’
- ‘First, disparaging reference to a teacher's advanced age is not at all consistent with Tibetan cultural norms.’
- ‘I am referring to a well-defined phenomenon with this term, which as such carries no disparaging connotation whatsoever.’
- ‘It was a general ruling that no member of Parliament was entitled to make disparaging remarks about any other member.’
- ‘It makes me uncomfortable to read a rather disparaging presentation of Jewish diaspora.’
- ‘The most disparaging effect of the high cost is on students with lower socioeconomic status.’
- ‘You will note that I have not said one disparaging thing about British food or its nutritional value.’
- ‘Disparaging exchanges between batters and plate umpires have always been part of baseball.’
- ‘One morning, the police showed up with scissors and cut out a disparaging article about the Vietnamese government.’
- ‘Reynolds gave his approval, but John Constable was disparaging about their aesthetic value.’
- ‘There is more than a tinge of sexism to the disparaging treatment of romantic novelists.’
- ‘I don't want to say anything disparaging.’
- ‘These tongue-in-cheek observations are not intended to be disparaging.’
- ‘The marquis gave his friend a disparaging look and left the lodgings without another word.’
- ‘He even worked in a few disparaging remarks about the Pakistani team.’
- ‘Then I heard them making slightly disparaging remarks about how they would be better at running than us.’
- ‘He speaks in a booming voice and is insultingly deferential or disparaging towards women.’
- ‘Whilst Mark has chosen celebrity mania as a context for the story, he is not totally disparaging of its role in society.’
- ‘For years there were always disparaging remarks about the fact that Rangers had won another title.’
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