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Synonyms for denigrate
ˈdɛn ɪˌgreɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    disparage, vilify, belittle, blacken

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How to use denigrate in a sentence?

  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. Charles Krauthammer:

    The way the administration is always focused on what you call core Al Qaeda, as if you can ignore all the other elements, the other scattered Islamist groups around the world and you denigrate them as JV, that just doesn't wash anymore.

  3. President Trump:

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

  4. 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.’.

  5. Josefina Vidal:

    This behavior favors those who in The US use this issue to attack and denigrate Cuba.


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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