Definitions for denigrateˈdɛn 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"

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. denigrate(Verb)

    To criticise so as to besmirch; traduce, disparage or defame.

  2. denigrate(Verb)

    To treat as worthless; belittle, degrade or disparage.

  3. denigrate(Verb)

    To blacken.

  4. Origin: From denigratus, the past participle of denigrare, from de + nigrare 'to blacken (from niger)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Denigrate(verb)

    to blacken thoroughly; to make very black

  2. Denigrate(verb)

    fig.: To blacken or sully; to defame

  3. Origin: [L. denigrare; de- + nigrare to blacken, niger black.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of denigrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of denigrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. GSAN:

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

  2. Jeb Bush:

    A president should never talk the way he does. A president should never denigrate people the way he does. If he has turned a new leaf, it would be wonderful.

  3. 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.

  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. 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.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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