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EtymologyEdit

From Latin dēnigrātus, the past participle of dēnigrāre (to blacken), from + nigrare (to blacken) (from niger (black)).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛn.ɪ.ɡɹeɪt/
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VerbEdit

denigrate (third-person singular simple present denigrates, present participle denigrating, simple past and past participle denigrated)

  1. (transitive) To criticise so as to besmirch; traduce, disparage or defame.
  2. (transitive) To treat as worthless; belittle, degrade or disparage.
    You have no right to denigrate people and things that you have no personal experience with.
  3. (rare) To blacken.

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