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Denigrate   /dˈɛnəgrˌeɪt/   Listen
Denigrate

verb
1.
Cause to seem less serious; play down.  Synonyms: belittle, derogate, minimize.
2.
Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone.  Synonyms: asperse, besmirch, calumniate, defame, slander, smear, smirch, sully.  "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"






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Words linked to "Denigrate" :   badmouth, defame, denigratory, denigrative, malign, charge, talk down, traduce, libel, assassinate, disparage, pick at, asperse, drag through the mud, accuse, denigration



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