denigrate

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛ.nɪ.ɡɹeɪt/

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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.
  3. (rare) To blacken.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

denigrate

  1. second-person plural present tense and imperative of denigrare

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