Dis*praise" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispraised (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dispraising.] [OE. dispreisen, OF. desprisier, despreisier, F. d'epriser; pref. des- (L. dis-) + prisier, F. priser, to prize, praise. See Praise, and cf. Disprize, Depreciate.]

To withdraw praise from; to notice with disapprobation or some degree of censure; to disparage; to blame.

Dispraising the power of his adversaries. Chaucer.

I dispraised him before the wicked, that the wicked might not fall in love with him. Shak.


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Dis*praise", n. [Cf. OF. despris. See Dispraise, v. t.]

The act of dispraising; detraction; blame censure; reproach; disparagement.


In praise and in dispraise the same. Tennyson.


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