What Does Disparagement Mean?


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Disparagement is the act of disparaging. That means it's the noun of disparage.

Here is an example sentence:
Her disparagement of the teacher's grading policy landed her in detention for the afternoon.

So what does disparage mean?
That's a verb and it means to cast someone in a bad light, as a remark or written in an essay; to belittle or speak of slightingly.

Going back to our sentence, The girl made some hurtful or derogatory remark about the teacher's grading policy that probably made the teacher look inferior to the class.

It's a cool word - and being a college english teacher, not many students use add it to your vocabulary. ;-)


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