discommend


discommend
I verb asperse, attack, belittle, bring into discredit, censure, clamor against, condemn, contemn, criticize, decry, denigrate, denounce, deprecate, depreciate, deride, derogate, detract, disapprove, discredit, disfavor, disparage, dispraise, disvalue, fault, find fault, malign, reflect discredit upon, revile, ridicule, scoff at, slight, slur, sneer at, speak ill of, speak slightingly of, spurn, traduce, underrate, undervalue, view with disfavor, vilify, vilipend II index blame, denounce (condemn), deprecate, disapprove (condemn), fault, lessen, reprimand

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  • Discommend — Dis com*mend , v. t. 1. To mention with disapprobation; to blame; to disapprove. [R.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] By commending something in him that is good, and discommending the same fault in others. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. To expose to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discommend — [dis΄kə mend′] vt. Rare to express disapproval of …   English World dictionary

  • discommend — |dis+ transitive verb Etymology: Middle English discommenden, from dis (I) + commenden to commend more at commend 1. : to mention with disapproval : disapprove seldom discommend anything … or do it but moderately Isaac Newton …   Useful english dictionary

  • discommend — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English dyscommenden Date: 15th century 1. disapprove, disparage 2. to cause to be viewed unfavorably …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • discommend — discommender, n. /dis keuh mend /, v.t. 1. to express disapproval of; belittle; disparage. The diners discommended the wine. 2. to bring into disfavor: He was discommended for his negligence. [1485 95; DIS 1 + COMMEND] * * * …   Universalium

  • discommend — verb /dɪskəˈmɛnd/ a) To show disapproval of something, find fault with. Savonarola discommends goats flesh, and so doth Bruerinus [...], calling it a filthy beast, and rammish [...]. b) To speak dissuasively of, to advise against. Ant: commend,… …   Wiktionary

  • discommend — v. blame, disapprove; expose to ill favor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • discommend — dis·commend …   English syllables

  • discommend — dis•com•mend [[t]ˌdɪs kəˈmɛnd[/t]] v. t. 1) to express disapproval of 2) to bring into disfavor • Etymology: 1485–95 dis com•mend′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • discommend — /dɪskəˈmɛnd/ (say diskuh mend) verb (t) 1. to express disapproval of. 2. to bring into disfavour. –discommendable, adjective –discommendation /dɪskɒmɛnˈdeɪʃən/ (say diskomen dayshuhn), noun –discommender, noun …   Australian English dictionary


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