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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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "denigrate":

    disparage, vilify, belittle, blacken

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  1. GSAN:

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

  2. President Trump:

    A growing number use their platform to denigrate America's incredible heritage, challenge America’s sovereignty and weaken America’s pride.

  3. Facebook Inc -LRB- FB.O -RRB-:

    This activity did not appear to focus on elections, or promote or denigrate political candidates.

  4. Kudzanai Chipanga:

    I have since reflected and I personally admitted that I erred together with my entire executive to denigrate your highest office, i have not been persuaded to offer Kudzanai Chipanga to the state media but I have personally reflected and realized my mistake.

  5. Dan Gainor:

    This is just the latest volley in Hollywood's war against faith, rather than simply deny the divine, ‘Angel From Hell’ seeks to denigrate it. They picked 'Glee' veteran Jane Lynch, who hates conservatives, to portray a disgustingly foul and perverted ‘angel.’.

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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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