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Synonyms of denigrating

Verb


1. minimize, belittle, denigrate, derogate, disparage, belittle, pick at

usage: cause to seem less serious; play down; "Don't belittle his influence"

2. defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch, charge, accuse

usage: charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"

Adjective


1. calumniatory, calumnious, defamatory, denigrative, denigrating, denigratory, libellous, libelous, slanderous, harmful (vs. harmless)

usage: (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

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