speak slightingly


speak slightingly
index jeer, lessen

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • speak slightingly of — index decry, derogate, discommend, misprize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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

  • Disrespect — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Disrespect >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disrespect disrespect disesteem disestimation Sgm: N 1 disparagement disparagement &c.(dispraise) 932 =>(detraction) ???>934 GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 irreverence irreverence …   English dictionary for students

  • decry — I verb admonish, be unable to respect, belittle, berate, bring discredit on, bring into disrepute, censure, censure as faulty, clamor against, condemn, condemn as worthless, contemn, criticize, cry down, cry out against, declaim against, degrade …   Law dictionary

  • derogate — I verb abase, asperse, be derogatory, belittle, besmirch, bespatter, blacken, blot, brand, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, bring shame upon, calumniate, cast a slur upon, cast aspersions, debase, decry, defame, demean, demote,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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,… …   Law dictionary

  • jeer — I verb cavillari, deprecate, depreciate, deride, deridere, disparage, disregard, disrespect, gibe, have no regard for, hold in derision, inridere, insult, laugh at, make fun of, mock, ridicule, scoff, sneer, speak derisively, speak slightingly,… …   Law dictionary

  • run down — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. disparage, criticize; enumerate, list; unwind. See detraction, list, end. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To chase] Syn. hunt, seize, apprehend; see catch 2 , pursue 1 . 2. [To speak slightingly of] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • Disparage — Dis*par age (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disparaged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disparaging}.] [OF. desparagier, F. d[ e]parager, to marry unequally; pref. des (L. dis ) + F. parage extraction, lineage, from L. par equal, peer. See {Peer}.] 1. To match… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disparaged — Disparage Dis*par age (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disparaged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disparaging}.] [OF. desparagier, F. d[ e]parager, to marry unequally; pref. des (L. dis ) + F. parage extraction, lineage, from L. par equal, peer. See {Peer}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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