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villainize

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  • as indefame
  • as inmalign

synonyms for villainize

  • besmirch
  • denigrate
  • discredit
  • disgrace
  • disparage
  • malign
  • scandalize
  • smear
  • vilify
  • asperse
  • belie
  • blacken
  • blister
  • calumniate
  • detract
  • dishonor
  • knock
  • pan
  • roast
  • scorch
  • slam
  • stigmatize
  • traduce
  • vituperate
  • bad-mouth
  • cast aspersions
  • cast slur on
  • do a number on
  • put zingers on
  • speak evil of
  • throw mud at
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antonyms for villainize

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  • commend
  • compliment
  • flatter
  • honor
  • laud
  • praise
  • approve
  • exalt
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How to use villainize in a sentence

It's a mature choice that opts for a more pragmatic approach to environmentalism — without villainizing people, like Simon, whose circumstances force them to work in occupations that they know harms the local environment.
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That did not end up being the case, and Hall was—some believe unfairly—villainized for his remarks.
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Leno was immediately villainized for not moving aside for a younger comedian with a fresher perspective.
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In fact, some say that the whole concept of villainizing public school teachers for leaving the system comes with ingrained sexism that women have to settle for less.
TEACHERS ARE LEAVING SCHOOLS. WILL THEY COME TO STARTUPS NEXT?NATASHA MASCARENHASOCTOBER 30, 2020TECHCRUNCH
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