Definition of disparagement in English:

disparagement

noun

  • See disparage

    • ‘In spite of the ongoing disparagement, the yellow metal has continued to shed its ‘barbarous’ reputation, taking out fresh 18-year highs last week.’
    • ‘The hidden progressivist agenda on this issue lies in the disparagement of verbal learning.’
    • ‘As a child these were the teachers who cast large shadows over my progress, or lack of it, and whose constant put-downs and disparagements made school life more miserable than it should have been.’
    • ‘Then the campaign of criticism and disparagement of a good man, Mr Keelty, continued into the Tuesday.’
    • ‘But he doesn't care too much about the disparagement.’

Pronunciation

disparagement

/dəˈspɛrɪdʒmənt//dəˈsperijmənt/