Tending or intending to belittle
I will answer your questions and give you the information you need to get through this, but if you dare say one more disparaging word about my best friend, this will not end well for you.
It is in any case unfair to decide questions by disparaging terms, and to argue as if the whole choice were between materialistic or idealistic monism, leaving realism out of court.
The word "herd" is also applied in a disparaging sense to a company of people, a mob or rabble, as "the vulgar herd."
He visited Canada during Papineau's revolt and the United States in 1837, and gave a disparaging account of American institutions in a Diary published on his return to England.
The LiveJournal Secrets community was becoming a community where members were insulting and harassing each other with insulting and disparaging comments.