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English noun: disparagement

1. disparagement (communication) a communication that belittles somebody or something

Synonymsdepreciation, derogation

Broader (hypernym)discourtesy, disrespect

Narrower (hyponym)aspersion, belittling, calumniation, calumny, cold water, condescension, defamation, denigration, detraction, disdain, hatchet job, obloquy, patronage, petty criticism, slur, sour grapes, traducement

Domain usage membersBoche, boy, butch, caffer, caffre, Chinaman, chink, coolie, cooly, coon, dago, darkey, darkie, darky, dike, dyke, effeminacy, effeminateness, fag, faggot, fagot, fairy, gamin, ginzo, gook, greaseball, greaser, Guinea, half-breed, half-caste, honkey, honkie, honky, Hun, hymie, Indian giver, Injun, Jap, Jerry, jigaboo, kaffir, kafir, kike, Kraut, Krauthead, mammy, Mick, Mickey, Moonie, nance, nazi, nigga, nigger, nigra, Nip, Oriental, oriental person, Paddy, paleface, pansy, papist, picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny, poof, poor white trash, poove, pouf, queen, queer, red man, Redskin, sheeny, shegetz, shiksa, shikse, sissiness, slant-eye, softness, spade, spic, spick, spik, street arab, suit, taco, throwaway, Tom, touchy-feely, tree hugger, Uncle Tom, unmanliness, wetback, white trash, whitey, wog, womanishness, wop, yellow man, yellow woman, yid

2. disparagement (act) the act of speaking contemptuously of


Broader (hypernym)disapproval

Narrower (hyponym)belittling, denigration, deprecation, detraction

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