Definitions

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

    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.

    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

  • 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

  • I'm afraid the self-evident nature of Clark's comments will get lost in the media-enabled din of his "denigration" of McCain's military record.

    Election Central Morning Roundup

  • I baited you out just enough to let your true colors show tho boys. you hate anybody that does not accept your gay rights dogma and are willing to say anything and use any kind of denigration and twisted logic to gain acceptance. nice try but it did not work. oh yeah and take your pity and shove it up your ass once you remove your head from it.

    Think Progress » VIDEO: Inhofe ‘Very Proud’ There’s Never Been a Homosexual Relationship in the ‘Recorded History of Our Family’

  • What does a word like " denigration " have to do with an academical discussion ?

    SWI's Declaration of Virtual World Policy

  • According to a statement issued by the USOH, president Rajan Zed believes allowing players to control Hanuman with an input device amounts to "denigration".

    Eurogamer

  • Rajan Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that Fox News and News Corporation should have the courage to come up with a formal statement on this matter and put in policies and procedures in place, assuring the hurt community that this kind of denigration would not happen in the future.

    ScreenTalk

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