disparagement

  • 1 disparagement — dis·par·age·ment /di spar ij mənt/ n 1: the publication of false and injurious statements that are derogatory of another s property, business, or product – called also business disparagement, commercial disparagement, disparagement of property,… …

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  • 2 Disparagement — Disparagement, in United States trademark law, is a statutory cause of action that permits a party to petition the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to cancel a trademark registration that may… …

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  • 3 Disparagement — Dis*par age*ment, n. [Cf. OF. desparagement.] 1. Matching any one in marriage under his or her degree; injurious union with something of inferior excellence; a lowering in rank or estimation. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] And thought that match a foul… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 disparagement — late 15c., from O.Fr. desparagement, from desparagier (see DISPARAGE (Cf. disparage)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 disparagement — [n] strong criticism; detraction aspersion, backbiting*, backstabbing*, belittlement, blame, calumny, censure, condemnation, contempt, contumely, debasement, degradation, denunciation, depreciation, derision, derogation, discredit, disdain,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 disparagement — [di spar′ijmənt] n. 1. a disparaging or being disparaged; detraction 2. anything that discredits …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 disparagement — /daspasrajmant/ In old English law, an injury by union or comparison with some person or thing of inferior rank or excellence. To discredit by marriage below one s class. Marriage without disparagement was marriage to one of suitable rank and… …

    Black's law dictionary

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  • 9 disparagement — [[t]dɪ̱spæ̱rɪʤmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N of n Disparagement is the act of speaking about someone or something in a way which shows that you do not have a good opinion of them. [FORMAL] Reviewers have been almost unanimous in their disparagement… …

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  • 10 disparagement — noun The act of disparaging, of belittling. His disparagement of his opponent failed to dissuade voters. See Also: disparage …

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  • 11 disparagement — disparage ► VERB ▪ regard or represent as being of little worth; scorn. DERIVATIVES disparagement noun disparaging adjective. ORIGIN Old French desparagier marry someone of unequal rank , from Latin par equal …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 disparagement — noun see disparage …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 disparagement — /di spar ij meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of disparaging. 2. something that derogates or casts in a bad light, as a remark or censorious essay. [1480 90; < AF, MF desparagement, equiv. to desparag(ier) to DISPARAGE + ment MENT] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 disparagement — Synonyms and related words: airs, animadversion, arrogance, aspersion, attaint, attrition, backbiting, backstabbing, badge of infamy, bar sinister, baton, belittlement, bend sinister, black eye, black mark, blot, blur, brand, broad arrow, calumny …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 disparagement — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Detraction] Syn. depreciation, belittlement, backbiting; see lie 1 . 2. [Something that discredits] Syn. aspersion, censure, derision; see blame 1 , objection 2 , ridicule . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act or an… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 disparagement — dis·par·age·ment || dɪ spærɪdÊ’mÉ™nt n. degradation, scorn, slander, belittlement …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 disparagement — n. 1. Depreciation, derogation, detraction, undervaluing, underrating. 2. Lessening, diminution, detraction, derogation, impairment, injury, worsening, prejudice, harm. 3. Reproach, aspersion, defamation, calumny, vilification. 4. Reproach,… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 disparagement — n 1. belittlement, deprecation, derogation, deflation, detraction, Inf. talking down; depreciation, devaluation, diminution, decrease, abatement, attenuation, mitigation, bating, cheapening, lessening; minimization, dispraise, underestimation,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 disparagement — dis·par·age·ment …

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  • 20 disparagement — See: disparage …

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