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1. denigrate

verb. ['ˈdɛnəˌgreɪt'] charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone.

Synonyms

  • sully
  • defame
  • smear
  • accuse
  • besmirch
  • charge
  • drag through the mud
  • traduce
  • slander
  • calumniate
  • badmouth
  • smirch
  • assassinate
  • libel
  • asperse

Antonyms

  • benign
  • beneficent
  • benignancy
  • kind

Etymology

  • denigratus (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word denigrate


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
However, avoid awards that denigrate people who have gained weight or have lost their looks since high school.

2. Verb, base form
Never ridicule, berate, belittle or denigrate the other parent in front of your child.

2. denigrate

verb. ['ˈdɛnəˌgreɪt'] cause to seem less serious; play down.

Synonyms

  • derogate
  • pick at
  • disparage
  • minimize
  • talk down

Antonyms

  • benignity
  • clean
  • uncover
  • absolve

Etymology

  • denigratus (Latin)
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