[ den-i-greyt ]
/ ˈdɛn ɪˌgreɪt /
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verb (used with object), den·i·grat·ed, den·i·grat·ing.
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Origin of denigrate
synonym study for denigrate
1. See decry.
OTHER WORDS FROM denigrate
den·i·gra·tion [den-i-grey-shuhn], /ˌdɛn ɪˈgreɪ ʃən/, nounden·i·gra·tive, adjectiveden·i·gra·tor, nounden·i·gra·to·ry [den-i-gruh-tawr-ee], /ˈdɛn ɪ grəˌtɔr i/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for denigrate
Even acclaimed TV journalists subject her to denigrating lines of questioning about her personal life.Britney Spears and the trauma of being young, female and famous in the ’90s|Ashley Fetters|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
Instead, Beijing’s objective will be to deepen public distrust in the election process and denigrate American leadership.
British Dictionary definitions for denigrate
/ (ˈdɛnɪˌɡreɪt) /
(tr) to belittle or disparage the character of; defame
a rare word for blacken
Derived forms of denigratedenigration, noundenigrator, noun
Word Origin for denigrate
C16: from Latin dēnigrāre to make very black, defame, from nigrāre to blacken, from niger black
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