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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" :   accuse, traduce, pick at, smear, disparage, malign, badmouth, denigratory, talk down, denigration, libel, asperse, slander, denigrative, assassinate, drag through the mud, charge



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