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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Dispraise \Dis*praise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispraised}; p.
     pr. & vb. n. {Dispraising}.] [OE. dispreisen, OF. desprisier,
     despreisier, F. d['e]priser; pref. des- (L. dis-) + prisier,
     F. priser, to prize, praise. See {Praise}, and cf.
     {Disprize}, {Depreciate}.]
     To withdraw praise from; to notice with disapprobation or

     some degree of censure; to disparage; to blame.
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           Dispraising the power of his adversaries. --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]
           I dispraised him before the wicked, that the wicked
           might not fall in love with him.         --Shak.
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