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Definition of Denigrate

Denigrate

  1. To blacken thoroughly; to make very black.
  2. Fig.: To blacken or sully; to defame.

Denigrate Quotations

Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.
Johannes Brahms

My basis of morality is this: does this action enhance life, or does it denigrate life? Does it build up or does it tear down?
John Shelby Spong

I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'.
Bob Newhart

To me, the drive for monumentality is as inbred as the desire for food and sex, regardless of how we denigrate it. Monuments differ in different periods. Each age has its own.
Philip Johnson

We should never denigrate any other culture but rather help people to understand the relationship between their own culture and the dominant culture. When you understand another culture or language, it does not mean that you have to lose your own culture.
Edward T. Hall
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Denigrate Translations

denigrate in German is verunglimpfen
denigrate in Spanish is denigrar
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