Disparage – Speak as if they or it are of little worth
To remember the definition of the word disparage, use the following mnemonic:
Despair and rage (disparage) were the two emotions the psychiatrist saw most often. But they were spoken to as if they were of little worth, unlike how she spoke to love.
Examples of disparage in a sentence
It is never right to disparage people based on ethnicity.
Spreading false rumours about Judy will unfairly disparage her reputation.
Lying is one surefire way to disparage your image.