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Synonyms for dispraise

the act of speaking contemptuously of

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For strength from Truth divided and from Just, Illaudable, naught merits but dispraise And ignominie, yet to glorie aspires Vain glorious, and through infamie seeks fame: Therfore Eternal silence be thir doome.
Heaven forbid that she should say a syllable in dispraise of any member of that excellent family, above all, of my Lady, whom the whole world admires; but if my Lady would only be "a little more free," not quite so cold and distant, Mrs.
Already the days could be paper-clipped together; good or bad, praises and dispraises in pairs.
Elizabeth McCutcheon, in her analysis of one of More's rhetorical figures, litotes, concludes that this verbal play "praises and dispraises, almost simultaneously, since to deny something about Utopia is to affirm it, indirectly, of the world as we know it" (1971, 121).
How many above there now account themselves great kings who shall lie here like swine in the mire, leaving of themselves horrible dispraises.