Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of denigrate.

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  • adj. harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign; -- used of statements.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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Examples

  • Still, there are signs of discontent: More than a million women took to the streets over the weekend to protest what they called the denigrating treatment of women.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • Soldiers complained about what they called a denigrating order of having to lift their shits so that officers could be sure they were not smuggling banners into the hall.

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  • Probably at best a personal preference but, believe you're way off base in denigrating these calibers.

    Our Most Underrated Cartridge?

  • He said Iraq was a mistake but aside from that not a word denigrating anyone.

    David Thielen: Michael Bennet Interview

  • Why should we be surprised today that he is again denigrating the troops?

    Sound Politics: McGavick on Kerry

  • It has provided an easy target for those who find advantage in denigrating the Commonwealth, whether they be ardent Europeanists in Britain or unweaned nationalists in Canada.

    The Commonwealth: White Man's Burden or Blind Man's Bluff?

  • Jensen also has flooded Plale's district with automated phone calls denigrating Larson.

    Express Milwaukee

  • "Have nots" means those who hate the US) - Patriotic terrorists and the more committed terrorists both believe that infractions at Guantanamo Bay are far worse than anything a genocidal dictator could muster, and such horrors possess far more PR potential in denigrating the US than anything involving Ed Begley Jr.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Only politically immature people or uninformed ones still hawked the idea of denigrating Afrikaans.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • That someone who is part of a group can use terms denigrating that group isn't because the meaning necessarily changes because of it.

    Planet Atheism

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