Example sentences for: disparaged

How can you use “disparaged” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • And if these pogo-stickers are acknowledged at all, it's their fate to be fêted in one medium and disparaged in others, although they may (like Wyndham Lewis, say) have been accomplished in more than one.

  • He disparaged painting as "retinal stupidity."

  • Traditional thinking on employee ownership held that employees would sacrifice long-term gains for short-term rewards, which is why economists consulting in post-Communist Eastern Europe disparaged worker ownership.

  • Vladimir Nabokov's taxonomies of Latin American butterflies, long disparaged as armchair entomology, turn out to be top-drawer science, according to a recent article in the New York Times . In the 1940s, the émigré novelist held a part-time job at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology and published the first attempted classification of an obscure group of blue butterflies known as Polyommatini . For years, Nabokov's study attracted more attention from literary critics than from scientists.

  • Their few weeks here in the winter of 1838–1839 seem to have been fairly miserable: Chopin was unwell, the weather was wet and cold and bad for his chest, and George Sand disparaged the villagers in her book A Winter in Majorca, calling them “barbarians and thieves. ”

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