Praise to mock

disparage
(v)
dis-PA-rǝj
Meaning

belittle; denigrate; say that someone is worthless

1st Sample Sentence

Her mother always used to disparage her, and so she developed low self-esteem.

Synonyms

belittle, denigrate, deride, disdain, disparage, revile, vilify

Antonyms

venerate

Mnemonics

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!

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