The candidate spoke of his opponent disparagingly, but they only made him seem small for insulting a worthy adversary.

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  • disparagingly — dis*par a*ging*ly, adv. In a manner to disparage or dishonor; slightingly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disparagingly — adv. Disparagingly is used with these verbs: ↑speak …   Collocations dictionary

  • disparagingly — adverb in a disparaging manner these mythological figures are described disparagingly as belonging only to a story • Syn: ↑slightingly • Derived from adjective: ↑slighting (for: ↑slightingly), ↑disparaging …   Useful english dictionary

  • disparagingly — adverb see disparage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disparagingly — See disparagement. * * * …   Universalium

  • disparagingly — adv. scornfully, in a belittling manner, slanderously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disparagingly — dis·par·ag·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • speak disparagingly of — index decry Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disparaging — disparagingly, adv. /di spar i jing/, adj. that disparages; tending to belittle or bring reproach upon: disparaging remarks. [1635 45; DISPARAGE + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

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