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Synonyms for slightingly

in a disparaging manner

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His house is twenty times larger than mine; he possesses great knowledge, but he cannot bear the sun and the beautiful flowers, and speaks slightingly of them, for he has never seen them.
Hattersley, for I want to think well of him; and though I have spoken against him myself, it is for the last time: hereafter, I shall never permit myself to utter a word in his dispraise, however he may seem to deserve it; and whoever ventures to speak slightingly of the man I have promised to love, to honour, and obey, must expect my serious displeasure.
On the next day at breakfast, when Miss Osborne, with the asperity of her age and character, ventured to make some remark reflecting slightingly upon the Major's appearance or behaviour--the master of the house interrupted her.
She slightingly referred to the master and mistress of Combe-Raven as persons who had always annoyed the elder and more respectable branch of the family; she mourned over the children as following their parents' example, and attempting to take a mercenary advantage of Mr.
It seemed magnificent to Rosamond to be able to speak so slightingly of a baronet's family, and she felt much contentment in the prospect of being able to estimate them contemptuously on her own account.
But as Haldin could not be slightingly dismissed Razumov adopted the tone of hospitality, asking him to sit down and smoke.
The gloomy Eugene, with his hands in his pockets, had strolled in and assisted at the latter part of the dialogue; when the boy spoke these words slightingly of his sister, he took him roughly enough by the chin, and turned up his face to look at it.
The steel traps intended for human poachers vividly suggest a callous, Hobbesian world, yet human suffering is also treated slightingly by the interlocutors in the passage.
If Harwood-as-poet is Baby in this scenario, it would seem that Harwood sees her poetry as largely that "easy" work of which she speaks so slightingly in "Lamplit Presences"--as opposed to the difficult work the "demon" urges her to attempt.
I have heard him, as President, refer very slightingly to [popularity].
Lisa was horrified when it was announced as the week before her wedding, and was slightingly relieved when it was rearranged - even it was just a week earlier.
face of Nazi atrocities or is he referring, rather slightingly, to
This response is all part of the queen's plan since, as de Maisse writes, 'she is very glad to speak slightingly of her intelligence and sway of mind, so that she may give occasion to commend her'.
The New York Times reviewed it slightingly eight months after its publication, and the short, unsigned piece asserted that "The fakery of incompetent artists is a quickly depleted subject," adding that the novel at its best "reads like a mordant letter from an intelligent friend" (New York Times 1972, B6).
The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, founded in 1826 with the goal of publishing improving literature for the working classes, wrote slightingly in 1837 of the palaces' 'jumble of awkward, tawdry, meretricious finery', but even it had to concede that some were major buildings in their own right, including one by George Maddox and another by the architect William Inwood (or one of his sons).