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disparage

DISPARAGE, v.t.

1. To marry one to another of inferior condition or rank; to dishonor by an unequal match or marriage, against the rules of decency.

2. To match unequally; to injure or dishonor by union with something of inferior excellence.

3. To injure or dishonor by a comparison with something of less value or excellence.

4. To treat with contempt; to undervalue; to lower in rank or estimation; to vilify; to bring reproach on; to reproach; to debase by words or actions; to dishonor.

Thou durst not thus disparage glorious arms.



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DISPARAGE, v.t.

1. To marry one to another of inferior condition or rank; to dishonor by an unequal match or marriage, against the rules of decency.

2. To match unequally; to injure or dishonor by union with something of inferior excellence.

3. To injure or dishonor by a comparison with something of less value or excellence.

4. To treat with contempt; to undervalue; to lower in rank or estimation; to vilify; to bring reproach on; to reproach; to debase by words or actions; to dishonor.

Thou durst not thus disparage glorious arms.

DIS-PAR'AGE, v.t. [Norm. desperager; des, dis, and parage, from peer, par, equal.]

  1. To marry to another of inferior condition or rank; to dishonor by an unequal match or marriage, against the rules of decency.
  2. To match unequally; to injure or dishonor by union with something of inferior excellence. – Johnson.
  3. To injure or dishonor by a comparison with something of less value or excellence.
  4. To treat with contempt; to undervalue; to lower in rank or estimation; to vilify; to bring reproach on; to reproach; to debase by words or actions; to dishonor. Thou durst not thus disparage glorious arms. – Milton.

Dis*par"age
  1. To match unequally; to degrade or dishonor by an unequal marriage.

    [Obs.]

    Alas! that any of my nation
    Should ever so foul disparaged be.
    Chaucer.

  2. Inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.

    Dissuaded her from such a disparage. Spenser.

  3. To dishonor by a comparison with what is inferior; to lower in rank or estimation by actions or words; to speak slightingly of; to depreciate; to undervalue.

    Those forbidding appearances which sometimes disparage the actions of men sincerely pious. Bp. Atterbury.

    Thou durst not thus disparage glorious arms. Milton.

    Syn. -- To decry; depreciate; undervalue; underrate; cheapen; vilify; reproach; detract from; derogate from; degrade; debase. See Decry.

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Disparage

DISPARAGE, verb transitive

1. To marry one to another of inferior condition or rank; to dishonor by an unequal match or marriage, against the rules of decency.

2. To match unequally; to injure or dishonor by union with something of inferior excellence.

3. To injure or dishonor by a comparison with something of less value or excellence.

4. To treat with contempt; to undervalue; to lower in rank or estimation; to vilify; to bring reproach on; to reproach; to debase by words or actions; to dishonor.

Thou durst not thus disparage glorious arms.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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