From Old French despreisier.
dispraise (third-person singular simple present dispraises, present participle dispraising, simple past and past participle dispraised)
- To notice with disapprobation or some degree of censure; to disparage, to criticize.
- 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts XIII:
- They spake agaynst it, and dispraysed it, raylinge on it.
1644, John Milton, Aeropagitica:
- Although I dispraise not the defence of just immunities, yet love my peace better, if that were all.
- 1992, Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety, Harper Perennial 2007, p. 157:
- He became familiar with that habit of mind which dispraises what it most envies and admires: with that habit of mind which desires only what it cannot have.