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denigrate

de·ni·grate

denigrate

 
 
pronunciation:
de nih greIt
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: denigrated, denigrates, denigrating
definition 1: to deny the worth of; sneer at; belittle.
He denigrated all of their best efforts.
synonyms:
belittle, slur
antonyms:
extol
similar words:
abuse, affront, depreciate, dishonor, disparage, put down, sneer at
definition 2: to attack the reputation of; defame.
synonyms:
blacken, defame, discredit, malign, vilify
antonyms:
extol
similar words:
affront, asperse, besmirch, calumniate, defile, dirty, libel, revile, slander, smear, smirch, soil, tarnish, traduce, wrong
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derivations: denigration (n.), denigrator (n.)