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tr.v. den·i·grat·ed, den·i·grat·ing, den·i·grates
1. To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame: "Speakers before the United States Chamber of Commerce rarely denigrate the businessman as an economic force" (John Kenneth Galbraith).
2. To disparage; belittle: The movie critics denigrated the director's latest film. See Synonyms at disparage.

[Latin dēnigrāre, dēnigrāt-, to blacken, defame : dē-, de- + niger, nigr-, black; see nekw-t- in Indo-European roots.]

den′i·gra′tion n.
den′i·gra′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.denigrating - (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
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I'M not in the habit of writing to newspapers but was so incensed to read George Tyndale's article about religion I felt it my responsibility as a Christian to respond to the article denigrating a belief in God.
The statement was issued in response film in the United States denigrating Islam and ridiculing the Prophet (pbuh).
Obama reiterated his rejection of any efforts to denigrate Islam, after an independently produced film denigrating Islam triggered violent reactions in the Muslim world, and emphasized that there is never any justification for the violence.
Nevada (US), March 4 (ANI): Upset Hindus have asked for the immediate withdrawal of Shiva and Ganesh puppets and few other similar products, calling it inappropriate, upsetting, and denigrating.
THERE are some matters which should be answered in the two letters from David Owen and JI Jones denigrating Ian Parri's observations on Charles Windsor.
The airline had also made misleading and denigrating comparisons with competitors and had not stated restrictions that would exclude customers from taking up an offer, the ASA added.
People are also denigrating themselves by using the word, and disrespecting their history.
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, who refused to sign a bill passed by state lawmakers that would have prohibited public textbooks from denigrating LGBT people.
Still, thinking for oneself at least takes a little time and energy from denigrating the opposition.
I am not denigrating Mormons, but they are very secretive concerning their theology.
Denigrating the Religious Right by claiming that it distorts and falsifies the teachings of that nice mister Jesus is like denigrating the Gestapo by claiming that it distorted and falsified the teachings of that nice mister Hitler.
Not only was it denigrating, condescending and picaresque, it was just plain wrong.