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Synonyms for slightingly

in a disparaging manner

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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.
He had spoken slightingly of women's education in general, and had said that Hannah, Anna's English protegee, had not the slightest need to know anything of physics.
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.
They could exchange their views concerning the Duke of Wellington, whose conduct in the Catholic Question had thrown such an entirely new light on his character; and speak slightingly of his conduct at the battle of Waterloo, which he would never have won if there hadn't been a great many Englishmen at his back, not to speak of Blucher and the Prussians, who, as Mr.
Stay--the words are written, and may go, but if they convey any notion that Kit, in the plentiful board and comfortable lodging of his new abode, began to think slightingly of the poor fare and furniture of his old dwelling, they do their office badly and commit injustice.
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.
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).
Johnson spoke slightingly of Hume, Smith defended him, and their exchanges grew increasingly heated until Johnson exclaimed, "Sir, you lie
The huge MacFadden publishing empire included pulp titles like the abovementioned True Romances and True Detective as well as a daily paper, the New York Evening Graphic, often slightingly referred to as the (Porno)Graphic.
Some, at least, continued to see painting as an artisanal activity: William Hazlitt, who began his career as an artist, spoke slightingly of the Royal Academicians as 'manufacturers of portraits'.
The "folk" might be listening, and were pleased when people spoke well of them, and angry when spoken of slightingly.
He talks very slightingly of her letter: "I disliked its wounded, self-righteous tone, its clammy emotional logic, its knowingness that hid behind a highly selective memory" (222).