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Synonyms for denigrateˈdɛn ɪˌgreɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. minimize, belittle, denigrate, derogate(verb)

    cause to seem less serious; play down

    "Don't belittle his influence"

    calumniate, smear, asperse, diminish, denigrate, minimize, besmirch, disparage, slander, pick at, sully, minimise, downplay, smirch, defame, belittle, understate, derogate

  2. defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch(verb)

    charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

    "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"

    besmirch, smudge, asperse, maculate, taint, smear, smutch, calumniate, tarnish, denigrate, minimize, slander, blur, defile, sully, stain, daub, smirch, defame, corrupt, belittle, cloud, derogate

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List of paraphrases:

disparage, vilify, belittle, blacken

Translations for denigrate

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  • شوه سمعةArabic
  • омаловажавам, почерням, очернямBulgarian
  • pošpinit, znevažovatCzech
  • anschwärzen, verleumden, verunglimpfen, herabsetzenGerman
  • denigrarSpanish
  • pimentää, mustata, vähätellä, mustamaalataFinnish
  • noircir, dénigrer, rabaisser, médire, déprécierFrench
  • dèan dìmeas airScottish Gaelic
  • սևացնելArmenian
  • criticare, sparlare, diffamare, denigrare, parlare maleItalian
  • 侮辱Japanese
  • оцрнува, омаловажува, понижуваMacedonian
  • denigreren, kleineren, zwartmakenDutch
  • uwłaczać, oczerniać, umniejszać, pomniejszyćPolish
  • denegrirPortuguese
  • наговаривать, клеветать, очернять, чернитьRussian
  • ocrnitiSerbo-Croatian
  • svärta ner, racka ned påSwedish

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