1. an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
Syn: ↑aspersion, ↑calumny, ↑slander, ↑defamation
Derivationally related forms:
Hypernyms: ↑attack
2. a belittling comment
Syn: ↑belittling
Derivationally related forms: ↑denigrate
Hypernyms: ↑disparagement, ↑depreciation, ↑derogation
3. the act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself)
Syn: ↑deprecation
Derivationally related forms: ↑denigrate, ↑deprecate (for: ↑deprecation)
Hypernyms: ↑disparagement, ↑dispraise

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  • Denigration — Den i*gra tion, n. [L. denigratio.] 1. The act of making black. Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: A blackening; defamation. [1913 Webster] The vigorous denigration of science. Morley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • denigration — index aspersion, bad repute, condemnation (blame), contempt (disdain), defamation, defilement …   Law dictionary

  • denigration — early 15c., from L.L. denigrationem (nom. denigratio), noun of action from pp. stem of L. denigrare (see DENIGRATE (Cf. denigrate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • denigration — denigrate ► VERB ▪ criticize unfairly; disparage. DERIVATIVES denigration noun denigrator noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «blacken, make dark»: from Latin denigrare, from niger black …   English terms dictionary

  • denigration — noun see denigrate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • denigration — See denigrate. * * * …   Universalium

  • denigration — noun a) The act of making black; a blackening or defamation b) An unfair criticism See Also: denigrate …   Wiktionary

  • denigration — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The expression of injurious, malicious statements about someone: aspersion, calumniation, calumny, character assassination, defamation, detraction, scandal, slander, traducement, vilification. Law: libel. See ATTACK …   English dictionary for students

  • denigration — den·i·gra·tion || ‚denɪ greɪʃn n. act of criticizing; defamation …   English contemporary dictionary

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