that disparages; tending to belittle or bring reproach upon:
a disparaging remark.
[dih-soh-see-ey-shuh n, -shee-ey-] /dɪˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃiˈeɪ-/ noun 1. an act or instance of dissociating. 2. the state of being dissociated; disjunction; separation: the dissociation of church and state. 3. Physical Chemistry. the reversible resolution or decomposition of a complex substance into simpler constituents caused by variation in physical conditions, as when water gradually decomposes […]
noun 1. the act or process of resolving or dissolving into parts or elements. 2. the resulting state. 3. the undoing or breaking of a bond, tie, union, partnership, etc. 4. the breaking up of an assembly or organization; dismissal; dispersal. 5. Government. an order issued by the head of a state terminating a parliament […]
[self-dis-truhst, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪsˈtrʌst, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. lack of confidence in oneself, in one’s abilities, etc.
noun 1. the realm of the self; selfhood.