Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of making or becoming black, literally or figuratively; a blackening.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of making black.
  • noun Fig.: A blackening; defamation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of making black; a blackening or defamation
  • noun An unfair criticism

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

  • noun the act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself)
  • noun an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
  • noun a belittling comment

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Examples

  • Therefore, although the majority of those polled said they admired many things about the West, and in particular about America its technology, work ethic, freedoms, democracy, Muslims' major grievance against the West is what they identify as the denigration of Islam and Muslims, as well as the extent to which Arabs and Muslims are seen by the West as inferior and not of equal value.

    John L. Esposito: Barack Obama and Islam

  • Therefore, although the majority of those polled said they admired many things about the West, and in particular about America (its technology, work ethic, freedoms, democracy), Muslims 'major grievance against the West is what they identify as the denigration of Islam and Muslims, as well as the extent to which Arabs and Muslims are seen by the West as inferior and not of equal value.

    Barack Obama and Islam

  • Therefore, although the majority of those polled said they admired many things about the West, and in particular about America (its technology, work ethic, freedoms, democracy), Muslims 'major grievance against the West is what they identify as the denigration of Islam and Muslims, as well as the extent to which Arabs and Muslims are seen by the West as inferior and not of equal value.

    John L. Esposito: Barack Obama and Islam

  • Therefore, although the majority of those polled said they admired many things about the West, and in particular about America (its technology, work ethic, freedoms, democracy), Muslims 'major grievance against the West is what they identify as the denigration of Islam and Muslims, as well as the extent to which Arabs and Muslims are seen by the West as inferior and not of equal value.

    John L. Esposito: Barack Obama and Islam

  • Anyway, here in the UK, there’s a more complex judgement to be made of whether that associative denigration is even really taking place, and of how much impact it might have; and there’s enough variance of opinion there that the consensus sufficient for a moré to emerge just hasn’t coalesced.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Anyway, here in the UK, there’s a more complex judgement to be made of whether that associative denigration is even really taking place, and of how much impact it might have; and there’s enough variance of opinion there that the consensus sufficient for a moré to emerge just hasn’t coalesced.

    On Profanity: 3

  • But this associative denigration is so indirect that it’s far less likely to become the subject of a taboo.

    On Profanity: 3

  • But this associative denigration is so indirect that it’s far less likely to become the subject of a taboo.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • What is left of the Democratic Party immediately begins calling this the "You A.S.S. Party" in denigration.

    Chris Weigant: Terrifying Hallowe'en Nightmares, Left And Right

  • What is left of the Democratic Party immediately begins calling this the "You A.S.S. Party" in denigration.

    Chris Weigant: Terrifying Hallowe'en Nightmares, Left And Right

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