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English definition of “denigrate”

denigrate

verb [T]     /ˈden.ɪ.ɡreɪt/
to say that someone or something is not good or important: You shouldn't denigrate people just because they have different beliefs from you.Treating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attention denigration     /ˌden.ɪˈɡreɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badlyTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attention
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