denigrate

denigrate

denigrate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word denigrate

Definition
(verb) cause to seem less serious; play down
Synonyms : belittle , derogate , minimize
Example Sentence
  • Don't belittle his influence

Definition
(verb) charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
Example Sentence
  • The journalists have defamed me!
  • The article in the paper sullied my reputation

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for denigrate

focus on the 'nigrate' part of this word and relate it to 'nigger' (which means people who have black skin) no racism plz...
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by gre_guru

DENIGRATE=DENY+GREAT.so if yu deny someone is great ,it means you BELITTLE him
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by imajeeth

READ DENIGRATE AS DEGRADE...WHICH MEANS TO DEFAME OR PUT A BLACK BLOT ON SOMEONE.
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by viren

When Pakistan was divided from INDIA many people DENIGRATED (attack the good name and reputation ) Mahatma Gandhi who dedicated his life for (Swathantra Bharat ) our freedom and our future
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by NandhakishoreChitturi

denigrate -> take out the ni de(ni)grate. now its degrade. tht s to defame or disparage sumone..
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by shri

deni-grate sounds like deni-great..takes off the reputation of great people
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by nihal

denigrate>> DENY+GRATEful= persons who defame someone DENY to be GRATEful to him/her.
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by suraj101

degrade and make him defame
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by sansecretcp

The NI in the centre also stands for night or black. Denigrate means to convert a white guy into a nigger by "deny"ing him "great"-ness
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by fahad18g

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