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Synonyms for denigrate
ˈdɛn ɪˌgreɪtden·i·grate

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  1. minimize, belittle, denigrate, derogateverb

    cause to seem less serious; play down

    "Don't belittle his influence"

    calumniate, smear, asperse, diminish, minimize, besmirch, disparage, slander, pick at, sully, minimise, downplay, smirch, defame, belittle, understate, derogate

  2. defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirchverb

    charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

    "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"

    besmirch, smudge, asperse, maculate, taint, smear, smutch, calumniate, tarnish, minimize, slander, blur, defile, sully, stain, daub, smirch, defame, corrupt, belittle, cloud, derogate

PPDB, the paraphrase database4.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "denigrate":

    disparage, vilify, belittle, blacken

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  1. Henry Miller:

    Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.

  2. Austin Steele/CNN Dimon:

    I’m a red-blooded, full-throated, free-market, free-enterprise capitalist, i think we should applaud free enterprise and we should sing from the hills the benefits while we fix the negatives, as opposed to denigrate the whole thing.

  3. Mayor Bloomberg:

    The way you should get the guns out of the kids hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them, the way he feels about people is so demeaning. The policy may have been stop and frisk, but the philosophy was to castigate and denigrate people of color, and its a disgrace.

  4. GSAN:

    Mature human do not denigrate (defame) or cherist (praise) an idea in order to feed personal worthwhile.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    A president should never talk the way he does. A president should never denigrate people the way he does. If he has turned a new leaf, it would be wonderful.

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  • شوه سمعةArabic
  • очерням, почерням, омаловажавамBulgarian
  • znevažovat, pošpinitCzech
  • herabsetzen, anschwärzen, verunglimpfen, verleumdenGerman
  • denigrarSpanish
  • pimentää, mustamaalata, mustata, vähätelläFinnish
  • médire, noircir, déprécier, rabaisser, dénigrerFrench
  • dèan dìmeas airScottish Gaelic
  • սևացնելArmenian
  • sparlare, denigrare, diffamare, parlare male, criticareItalian
  • 侮辱Japanese
  • омаловажува, понижува, оцрнуваMacedonian
  • zwartmaken, kleineren, denigrerenDutch
  • oczerniać, umniejszać, pomniejszyć, uwłaczaćPolish
  • denegrirPortuguese
  • клеветать, наговаривать, очернять, чернитьRussian
  • ocrnitiSerbo-Croatian
  • racka ned på, svärta nerSwedish

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