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Synonyms for denigrate
ˈdɛn ɪˌgreɪt

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  1. minimize, belittle, denigrate, derogate(verb)

    cause to seem less serious; play down

    "Don't belittle his influence"

    Synonyms:
    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, besmirch(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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 database

  1. List of paraphrases for "denigrate":

    disparage, vilify, belittle, blacken

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How to use denigrate in a sentence?

  1. Josh Hawley:

    Eric Greitens know what I'm talking about, the 1960s, 1970s, it became commonplace in our culture among our cultural elites, Hollywood, and the media to talk about -- to denigrate the biblical truth about husband and wife, man and woman.

  2. 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.

  3. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid:

    The delicate compromise that came out of the Foreign Relations Committee is really a fine piece of work, we brought that to the floor and tried to cooperate as much as could until we realized that every amendment the Republicans offered was to denigrate and hurt and destroy that bill.

  4. Nancy Seltzer:

    The ongoing campaign by the AP to denigrate Plácido Domingo is not only inaccurate but unethical. These new claims are riddled with inconsistencies and, as with the first story, in many ways, simply incorrect, due to an ongoing investigation, we will not comment on specifics, but we strongly dispute the misleading picture that the AP is attempting to paint of Mr. Domingo.

  5. 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.

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Translations for denigrate

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  • شوه سمعةArabic
  • омаловажавам, почерням, очернямBulgarian
  • pošpinit, znevažovatCzech
  • anschwärzen, verleumden, verunglimpfen, herabsetzenGerman
  • denigrarSpanish
  • pimentää, mustata, vähätellä, mustamaalataFinnish
  • noircir, dénigrer, rabaisser, médire, déprécierFrench
  • dèan dìmeas airScottish Gaelic
  • սևացնելArmenian
  • criticare, sparlare, diffamare, denigrare, parlare maleItalian
  • 侮辱Japanese
  • оцрнува, омаловажува, понижуваMacedonian
  • denigreren, kleineren, zwartmakenDutch
  • uwłaczać, oczerniać, umniejszać, pomniejszyćPolish
  • denegrirPortuguese
  • наговаривать, клеветать, очернять, чернитьRussian
  • ocrnitiSerbo-Croatian
  • svärta ner, racka ned påSwedish

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