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Synonyms for dispraise

the act of speaking contemptuously of

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To interpret this Cade sequence solemnly as a political essay dispraising popular insurgency is to miss--as surely the Elizabethan censor was intended to miss--these crucial performance values, the gratification offered a commons audience by the outbreak of "playing" in a "playhouse.
Rowland takes it that lack of candour is of the essence in public speaking, that praising and dispraising is an activity as disingenuous as persuading citizens to go to war, or persuading juries of guilt and innocence.
As Gratiano prepares to make his exit, Antonio humours him (`Far you well, Ile grow a talker for this geare') and Gratiano replies by dispraising silence: