denigration denigration

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a belittling comment
  2. (n) an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
  3. (n) the act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself)

Usage(s):

  1. Memo's relentless denigration of Carla's first-world background tugs on a string of middle-class guilt and self-loathing tied around Carla's soul.
  2. The label has become the universal atomic bomb of denigration, and you don't even have to be German to have it dropped on your head.
  3. The denigration and demonization, the attribution of boundless power and evil, clearly are classic signs of Jew hatred.

News

  1. Letter #2: Why the SPLOST is good for PTC

    [Editor’s note: Paul Lentz has written a series of letters exploring the dilemma underlying the SPLOST issue and his view on “the lesser of two weevils.” This is the second in that series of letters.] There’s an old definition of “mixed emotions.” It’s seeing your worst enemy driving over a cliff ... in your new car. Nowadays, we say “conflicted.” Such is the denigration of the English language ...
    on August 29, 2013     Source: The Fayette Citizen

  2. Letter #2: Why the SPLOST is good for Peachtree City

    [Editor’s note: Paul Lentz has written a series of letters exploring the dilemma underlying the SPLOST issue and his view on “the lesser of two weevils.” This is the second in that series of letters.] There’s an old definition of “mixed emotions.” It’s seeing your worst enemy driving over a cliff ... in your new car. Nowadays, we say “conflicted.” Such is the denigration of the English language ...
    on August 28, 2013     Source: The Fayette Citizen

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