belittle; denigrate; say that someone is worthless
Her mother always used to disparage her, and so she developed low self-esteem.
belittle, denigrate, deride, disdain, disparage, revile, vilify
dis-opposite, parage-praise: So if you don't praise someone, then you propbably criticize him. dispa-rage: can be read as display a rage. When you display your RAGE on your juniors you BELITTLE them in front of the others. disparage~discourage: when you give negative comments/opinions about the effort put by people around you they get DISCOURAGED!