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synonyms for denigrate

  • besmirch
  • defame
  • disparage
  • impugn
  • slander
  • vilify
  • asperse
  • blacken
  • blister
  • calumniate
  • decry
  • knock
  • libel
  • revile
  • roast
  • scandalize
  • traduce
  • bad mouth
  • dis
  • give black eye
  • mudsling
  • put down
  • rip up
  • run down
  • tear down
See also synonyms for: denigrating / denigration

antonyms for denigrate

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  • approve
  • commend
  • compliment
  • flatter
  • praise
  • laud
  • boost
  • cherish
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How to use denigrate in a sentence

Fans might expect the men in charge of the four major North American pro sports leagues, the NBA included, to step up and act whenever something or someone denigrates the purity of the game, or when societal right-and-wrongs seep into the sport.
SPORTS COMMISSIONERS ARE BUSINESSMEN, NOT MORAL COMPASSES. STOP HOPING FOR MORE.CANDACE BUCKNEROCTOBER 28, 2021WASHINGTON POST
From the left came mainly words of dismay and indignation for the severity of the sentence, while the right denigrated Lucano.
HOW AN ITALIAN MAYOR WHO TURNED HIS TOWN INTO A HAVEN FOR MIGRANTS WOUND UP FACING 13 YEARS IN JAILFRANCESCA BERARDIOCTOBER 7, 2021TIME
Still, in the web’s ghastly crawl spaces, a series of inflammatory subreddits and Facebook groups are cropping up to declare Laundrie the real victim in this weeks-long drama, and denigrating Petito herself as the abuser.
INCELS, MEN’S RIGHTS GROUPS, AND CULTURE-WAR TROLLS GLOM ONTO GABBY PETITO’S DEATHKATE BRIQUELETSEPTEMBER 27, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
So instead of feeling denigrated or ostracized, they feel seen and valued as part of the academic community.
SUNSETTING OLD CONVICTION RECORDS IS A STEP TOWARD FAIRNESS AND COMMUNITY SAFETYKHALID ALEXANDERSEPTEMBER 3, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The reality, though, is that Carlson is espousing an obviously false line in an effort to both denigrate Democrats as desperate and to cast immigrants as a dangerous force aimed at toppling America as we know it.
TUCKER CARLSON’S TOXIC ‘REPLACEMENT’ RHETORIC GETS PICKED UP IN THE HOUSEPHILIP BUMPAPRIL 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO DENIGRATE

  • abuse
  • backstab
  • badmouth
  • calumniate
  • denigrate
  • gossip
  • lie
  • malign
  • scandalize
  • slander
  • spite
  • traduce
  • vilify
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.