Dis*par"age (?; 48), v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Disparaged (?); p. pr.
& vb. n. Disparaging (?).] [OF. desparagier,
F. déparager, to marry unequally; pref. des- (L.
dis-) + F. parage extraction, lineage, from L.
par equal, peer. See Peer.] 1. To
match unequally; to degrade or dishonor by an unequal marriage.
Alas! that any of my nation
Should ever so foul disparaged be.
2. To dishonor by a comparison with what is
inferior; to lower in rank or estimation by actions or words; to
speak slightingly of; to depreciate; to undervalue.
Those forbidding appearances which sometimes
disparage the actions of men sincerely pious.
Thou durst not thus disparage glorious
Syn. -- To decry; depreciate; undervalue; underrate;
cheapen; vilify; reproach; detract from; derogate from; degrade;
debase. See Decry.
Dis"pa*rage` (?), n. Inequality in
marriage; marriage with an inferior. [Obs.]
Dissuaded her from such a