disown, v. 1. repudiate, reject, disclaim, disavow; renounce, forsake, cast off, abandon; deny, recant, retract, take back.
2. disinherit, disherit, Rare, exheredate, cut off; wash one's hands of, turn one's back on, have nothing further to do with.
disparage, v. 1. discredit, disfavor, make disreputable, injure or impair the credit or reputation of; censure, reproach, inveigh against; reduce, lower, degrade, downgrade, debase, abase, vitiate; shame, disgrace, dishonor; humiliate, humble, mortify, Sl. put down.
2. belittle, deprecate, demean, deflate, detract, decry, derogate, Inf. talk down; devaluate, depreciate, cheapen, lessen, decrease, diminish, bate, abate, attenuate, boil down, shrivel, wither, mitigate; minimize, slight, underestimate, underrate, undervalue, beggar, extenuate, underreckon, misprize, think nothing of, set no store by, fail to count on; de-emphasize, underplay, make light of, Inf. play down; lampoon, pasquinade, satirize, caricature; ridicule, mock, poke fun at, laugh at, jeer at, sneer at, jibe at; disdain, deride, contemn, scoff, spurn, scorn, pooh-pooh.
3. defame, denigrate, vilify, vituperate, vilipend, scandalize, malign, gibbet, run down, impugn, berate, revile, speak ill of, speak evil of, Sl. badmouth, Sl. poormouth, backbite; slander, libel, calumniate, falsify, accuse falsely, traduce, impute, asperse, insinuate; injure, abuse, assail, stab, insult, Sl. dump on, Sl. trash; criticize, pull to pieces, cut up, shred, Sl. do a hatchet job on, Sl. do a number on.
disparagement, n. 1. belittlement, deprecation, derogation, deflation, detraction, Inf. talking down; depreciation, devaluation, diminution, decrease, abatement, attenuation, mitigation, bating, cheapening, lessening; minimization, dispraise, underestimation, extenuation, undervaluing, underrating, underreckoning, beggaring; sarcasm, ridicule, mockery, jeer, gibe, scoff, sneer; disdain, derision, contempt, scorn, contumely.
2. discredit, disfavor, obloquy, loss of face; censure, reproach, invective, reflection, animadversion, disapproval, disapprobation, criticism, stricture; curse, denunciation, condemnation, execration, revilement, commination, fulmination, malediction; degradation, debasement, abasement, reduction, lowering, vitiation; shame, disgrace, dishonor; humiliation, humble pie, mortification; defamation, denigration, vilification, vituperation, scandal, scandalization, scandal-mongering, abuse, injury, attack, scurrility, running down, gibbeting, backbiting, Sl. badmouth, Sl. poormouth; slander, libel, calumny, calumniation, traduce-ment, falsification, misrepresentation, false accusation, slur, imputation, aspersion, insinuation, innuendo, Inf. brickbat.
3. indignity, insult, affront, slight, ill treatment, maltreatment, outrage, disrespect; discourtesy, rudeness, incivility, hissing, cat call, Bronx cheer, raspberry; snub, rebuff, home thrust, reprimand, reproof, rebuke, reprehension, castigation, scolding, chiding, Inf dressing down, scowl, frown, black look.
disparity, n. inequality, imparity, unevenness, incongruity, disproportion; discrepancy, inconsistency; difference, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, unlikeness, contrast, contrariety.
dispassion, n. 1. inexcitability, imperturbability, unflappability; tranquillity, serenity, placidity; composure, collectedness, equanimity, poise, aplomb, sang-froid, presence of mind, self-possession, self-control, level-headedness, calmness, coolness, cool-headedness, Sl. cool; nonchalance, insouciance, casualness, off-handedness.