HyperDic: denigrate

English > 2 senses of the word denigrate:
VERBcommunicationdenigrate, minimize, belittle, derogatecause to seem less serious
communicationdenigrate, defame, slander, smirch, asperse, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirchcharge falsely / falsely or with malicious intent
denigrate > pronunciation
Soundsdeh'nahgrey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > denigrate: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningCause to seem less serious; play down.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsminimize, belittle, derogate
Narrowertalk downbelittle through talk
Broaderdisparage, belittle, pick atExpress a negative opinion of
Spanishdenigrar, minimizar
Catalandenigrar, derogar, minimitzar
Adjectivesdenigrative(used of statements) harmful and often untrue
Nounsdenigrationthe act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself)
denigrationa belittling comment
English > denigrate: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningCharge falsely / falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsdefame, slander, smirch, asperse, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch
NarrowerassassinateDestroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation
badmouth, malign, traduce, drag through the mudspeak unfavorably about
libelPrint slanderous statements against
Broadercharge, accuseblame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
Spanishcalumniar, denigrar, difamar, reputación
Catalancalumniar, denigrar, difamar, indultar, injuriar
Adjectivesdenigratory(used of statements) harmful and often untrue
Nounsdenigrationan abusive attack on a person's character or good name

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