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denigrate Explained

denigrate at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


denigrate at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1526, from L. denigratus, pp. of denigrare "to blacken, defame," from de- "completely" + nigr-, stem of niger "black," of unknown origin. "Apparently disused in 18th c. and revived in 19th c." [O.E.D.] ///

denigrate at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: denigrare, from niger 'black']// to say things to make someone or something seem less important or good// --people who denigrate their own country// -- denigration/den[hA369]gre[hA366][hA35D][hA368]n/ n [U] //

denigrate at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "denigrate":
asperse, bedarken, besmirch, bespatter, black, blacken, blackwash,
blot, blotch, call names, calumniate, charcoal, cork, darken,
defame, defile, deprecate, depreciate, despise, dinge, discommend,
disdain, disparage, dispraise, disvalue, ebonize,
engage in personalities, heap dirt upon, hold in contempt, ink,
libel, melanize, muckrake, murk, nigrify, oversmoke, put down,
revile, ridicule, scandalize, shade, shadow, slander, smear,
smirch, smoke, smudge, smut, smutch, soil, soot, stigmatize, sully,
tarnish, tear down, throw mud at, traduce, vilify

denigrate at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Blackness): be black, blacken, darken, black, denigrate, blot, blotch, besmirch.

denigrate at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[VN] (formal) to criticize sb/sth unfairly; to say sb/sth does not have any value or is not important:
I didn't intend to denigrate her achievements.
denigration noun [U]

Denigrate at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Denigrate \Den"i*grate\, v. t. [L. denigrare; de- + nigrare to
blacken, niger black.]
1. To blacken thoroughly; to make very black. --Boyle.

2. Fig.: To blacken or sully; to defame. [R.]

To denigrate the memory of Voltaire. --Morley.

denigrate at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: belittle; "Don't belittle his influence" [syn: {minimize}, {belittle},
2: 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" [syn: {defame}, {slander}, {smirch}, {asperse},
{calumniate}, {smear}, {sully}, {besmirch}]

denigrate at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2009|June|28


* Inter: IPA » /ˈdɛ.nɪ.ɡɹeɪt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /\eIt/


From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » denigratus|dēnigrātus|lang=la, the past participle of Inter: term » denigrare|dēnigrāre|to blacken|lang=la, from Inter: term » de|dē|lang=la + nigrare 'to blacken (from Inter: term » niger||black|lang=la)


Inter: en-verb » denigrat|ing
  • Inter: transitiv » e To criticise so as to besmirch; traduce, disparage or defame.
    1. Inter: transitiv » e To treat as worthless; belittle, degrade or disparage.
    2. Inter: rar » e To blacken.

      Derived terms

      * denigration

  • denigratory


    Inter: trans-top » to criticise so as to besmirch
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|սևացնել|tr=sevac’nel
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|очерням
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|玷污|tr=diànwù|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|詆毀|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|诋毁|tr=dǐhuǐ|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|pošpinit
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|kleineren, Inter: t+ » nl|denigreren
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|mustamaalata, Inter: t+ » fi|mustata
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dénigrer, Inter: t+ » fr|médire
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|anschwärzen, Inter: t+ » de|verleumden, Inter: t+ » de|verunglimpfen
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|denigrare, Inter: t+ » it|criticare, Inter: t- » it|sparlare, Inter: t+ » it|parlare male, Inter: t- » it|diffamare

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|侮辱|tr=ぶじょくする, bujoku suru|alt=侮辱する|sc=Jpan
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|оцрнува|tr=oc'rnuva
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|uwłaczać, Inter: t- » pl|oczerniać
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|denegrir
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|клеветать|tr=klevetát’, Inter: t+ » ru|наговаривать|tr=nagovárivat’, Inter: t+ » ru|очернять|tr=očernjátʹ|sc=Cyrl
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|ocrniti
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|denigrar

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to treat as worthless
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|омаловажавам
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|znevažovat
    • Dutch: kleineren, denigreren
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|vähätellä
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dénigrer, Inter: t+ » fr|rabaisser, Inter: t+ » fr|déprécier
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|verleumden, Inter: t+ » de|verunglimpfen, Inter: t+ » de|herabsetzen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|омаловажува|tr=omalovážuva, Inter: t- » mk|понижува|tr=ponížuva
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|pomniejszyć, Inter: t- » pl|umniejszać
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|denegrir
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|dèan dìmeas air
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|denigrar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » blacken
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|սևացնել|tr=sevac’nel
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|почерням
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|zwartmaken
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|mustata, Inter: t- » fi|pimentää

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|noircir
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|anschwärzen
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|оцрнува|tr=oc'rnuva
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|чернить|tr=černít’

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » io: denigrar
    • Inter: ttbc » id: mencemooh?

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » it: denigrare
  • Inter: ttbc » tr: küçümsemek, kötülemek

  • Inter: trans-botto » m



  • second-person plural present tense and imperative of denigrare


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  • Category: Category:Italian verb forms -
    Translation: et » denigrate
    Translation: fa » denigrate
    Translation: fr » denigrate
    Translation: ko » denigrate
    Translation: io » denigrate
    Translation: kn » denigrate
    Translation: mg » denigrate
    Translation: nl » denigrate
    Translation: pl » denigrate
    Translation: ta » denigrate
    Translation: vi » denigrate
    Translation: zh » denigrate