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Synonyms for dispraise

the act of speaking contemptuously of

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The sequence, as a whole, however, contains many poems which are much more explicit in their praises and even the dispraise and vituperation at the cruel fair Stella.
Not ended then, the passionate ebb and flow, The awful tide that battled too and fro; We ride amid a tempest of dispraise.
Or consider the first line of "Ex America," the title essay of the 2004 volume: "The winds that blow our billions away return burdened with themes of scorn and dispraise.
Here is the first poem in Gilbert's first book, "In Dispraise of Poetry":
Though the plays continued to be performed, by 1606 their shock value had passed, and in 1623 John Taylor could refer jokingly to Tamburlaine in his chariot whipping on his "pampered jades of Asia" to dispraise hackney coaches.
Behind those few words in the letter to Cassandra lies a world of comic acknowledgment of our pleasure in depreciating others along with Austen's delight in presenting herself as the comic butt, the gossiping delighter in dispraise.
With the constant inclination to dispraise cities & civilization, he yet can find no way to honour woods & woodmen except by paralleling them with towns & townsmen.
praise and dispraise of rulers incline toward kitsch, in the strict
Esteem is gained and dispraise is avoided by putting one's efficiency in evidence" (1899, p.