Pronunciation: (di-spar'ij), [key]
—v.t., -aged, -ag•ing.
1. to speak of or treat slightingly; depreciate; belittle: Do not disparage good manners.
2. to bring reproach or discredit upon; lower the estimation of: Your behavior will disparage the whole family.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.