discommend

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Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ commend.

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discommend (third-person singular simple present discommends, present participle discommending, simple past and past participle discommended)

  1. (now rare) To show disapproval of something, find fault with.
  2. (now rare) To speak dissuasively of, to advise against.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, New York 2001, p. 218:
      Savonarola discommends goat's flesh, and so doth Bruerinus [...], calling it a filthy beast, and rammish [...].

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