denigrate :

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de nuh grayt

  • v  cause to seem less serious; play down
  • v  charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

  • The Western powers were trying to denigrate the king as he steadfastly refused to give in to their demands for more oil.
  • It is surprising to see people denigrate their own culture and idolize everything Western.
  • The rally's main purpose was to denigrate the local politicians and business tycoons.
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  • Barack Obama in Bloomberg
    Obama said his former pastor expressed views that "denigrate both the greatness and the goodness of our nation; that rightly offend white and black alike."
  • Jesse Jackson in TIME
    The title using the 'N' word is morally offensive and socially distasteful. Nas has the right to degrade and denigrate in the name of free speech, but there is no honor in it,the Rev. Jesse Jackson said in a news release. "Radio and...
  • Matthew Hayden in
    I maintain my innocence, my intentions were never to denigrate cricket or anyone,Hayden said in a statement after the hearing. "But the umpire has made his decision......and in the spirit of cricket I respect and accept the decision."

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