Dis*par"age*ment (?), n. [Cf. OF. desparagement.]
Matching any one in marriage under his or her degree; injurious union with something of inferior excellence; a lowering in rank or estimation.
And thought that match a foul disparagement.
Injurious comparison with an inferior; a depreciating or dishonoring opinion or insinuation; diminution of value; dishonor; indignity; reproach; disgrace; detraction; -- commonly with to.
It ought to be no disparagement to a star that it is not the sun.
Imitation IS A disparagement and a degradation in a Christian minister.
Syn. -- Indignity; derogation; detraction; reproach; dishonor; debasement; degradation; disgrace.
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