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denigration

[ den-i-grey-shuhn ]
/ ˌdɛn ɪˈgreɪ ʃən /
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noun
an act or instance of speaking about someone or something in a belittling or damaging way; disparagement: Constructive discussion, including differing opinions, is welcomed, but no name-calling, insults, derogatory remarks, or denigrations will be tolerated.
an act or instance of treating something as if it had little value or importance:Implanting microchips in people is a denigration of human dignity.
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OTHER WORDS FROM denigration

self-den·i·gra·tion, noun
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