[ 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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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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