Definitions for denigratory-grəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

den•i•grate*ˈdɛn ɪˌgreɪt(v.t.)-grat•ed, -grat•ing.

  1. to speak damagingly of; defame or disparage:

    to denigrate someone's character.

  2. to make black; blacken.

* Syn: See decry.

Origin of denigrate:

1520–30; < L dēnigrātus, ptp. of dēnigrāre to blacken =dē-de - +nigrāre to make black, der. of niger black

den′i•gra•to`ry-grəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. calumniatory, calumnious, defamatory, denigrative, denigrating, denigratory, libellous, libelous, slanderous(adj)

    (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

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