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  Words related to denigrate

Related / Similar Words: defame, slander, smirch, asperse, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch, minimize, belittle, derogate

 

Definition:
  • 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";
  • belittle; "Don''t belittle his influence";

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    Hyponyms: assassinate, libel, badmouth, malign, traduce, drag through the mud, talk down

     

    Derivational Morphology: smear, vilification, malignment, defamation, calumny, obloquy, traducement, hatchet job, aspersion, slander, denigration, slur, blot, smirch, spot, stain, defamer, maligner, slanderer, vilifier, libeler, backbiter, traducer, disparagement, depreciation, derogation, belittling, deprecation, minimization, minimisation, minimum, lower limit

     

    Anagrams: red giant, tragedian

     

     
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