denigrating denigrating  /ˈdɛ nɪ ˌɡreɪ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

Usage(s):

  1. Already there are blogs, websites and fund-raising campaigns dedicated to denigrating her.
  2. There's something almost unpatriotic about denigrating it; it's like insulting Obama by comparing him to a gmc truck.
  3. The appeals play on pride and alienation, charging that the Americans are denigrating Islam and Pashtuns.

News

  1. EXCLUSIVE: Jailed filmmaker vows to finish film wrongly blamed for Benghazi attack- VIDEO: Filmmaker vows to finish ...

    EXCLUSIVE: The controversial filmmaker whose crude Internet trailer was wrongly blamed by the White House for sparking last year's deadly Benghazi attack vowed to finish his movie, which he said is aimed at fighting terrorism, not denigrating Islam.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. The Fat-Shaming Professor: A Twitter-Fueled Firestorm

    Higher education is not immune to prejudice, a statement seemingly confirmed by a university professor's tweet denigrating the academic skills of obese people. The result has been a powerful online debate. Yet the question still remains, what should be done about unwarranted bias against obese people?
    on June 6, 2013     Source: NPR

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