denigration


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den·i·grate

 (dĕn′ĭ-grāt′)
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.

denigration

literally, blackening; commonly, the sullying or defaming of a person, organization, or institution. — denigrator, n.
See also: Blackening and Blackness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.denigration - a belittling comment
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
2.denigration - an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
attack - strong criticism; "he published an unexpected attack on my work"
3.denigration - the act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself)
dispraise, disparagement - the act of speaking contemptuously of

denigration

disparagement
noun defamation, belittling, vilification, besmirching, obloquy, aspersion, detraction the denigration of minorities in this country

denigration

noun
1. The expression of injurious, malicious statements about someone:
Law: libel.
Translations
تَشْويه السُّمْعَه
očerněnípomluvení
nedrakningtilsværtning
mannorîsspjöll
očierňovanie
iftirakötüleme

denigration

[ˌdenɪˈgreɪʃən] Ndenigración f

denigration

[ˌdɛnɪˈgreɪʃən] n [person] → dénigrement m

denigration

denigrate

(ˈdenigreit) verb
to attack the reputation etc of. I'm not trying to denigrate her achievement.
ˌdeniˈgration noun
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