Verb(1) cause to seem less serious; play down(2) charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
(1) They insult their opponents, they denigrate their arguments and they offer few facts.(2) doom and gloom merchants who denigrate their own country(3) It's just that we as critics have tended to stand apart and denigrate the content.(4) I wouldn't for a moment wish to decry or denigrate the very real achievements made by disabled people.(5) Any discussion of the concept will be used to criticise and denigrate it.(6) there is a tendency to denigrate the poor(7) But tables like this do not take account of the fact that some of our children are getting double what they have been predicted to achieve, and it upsets me because this denigrates their achievement.(8) I suggest that his denigrators know more than he does.(9) I think it treats readers like idiots, insults their intelligence and denigrates the whole point of delivering news in the first place.(10) In fact, fair use of the book's content will provide many illuminating facts and vignettes about U.S. agricultural history, but will not prove a source of ammunition for either its celebrators or denigrators .(11) Don't listen to the denigrators - the health service can be wonderful.(12) These critics claim he denigrates the ├ö├ç├┐real├ö├ç├û moral values of Sri Lankan rural life.(13) When it was published I found that my methods were denigrated by critics who were not sympathetic to my findings.(14) As a result, such a denigration of academic freedom leads to the erosion of another academic tradition - departmental autonomy.(15) Time is also looking over the critic's shoulder when he or she denigrates the language of such writers.(16) In India I went back to playing concerts featuring only two or three ragas stretched out over never less than four or five hours, just to prove myself to my denigrators .
1. disparage ::
2. derogate ::
3. smear ::
1. acclaim ::
2. applaud ::
3. exalt ::
4. glorify ::
5. laud ::
6. magnify ::
7. praise ::
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