Adjective "denigratory" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌdɛnɪˈɡreɪt(ə)ri/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'He carried on telling us that he could not think of a word in his language which would translate ‘racism’ in the way we use it in our language, although, clearly, there were ways of referring to other people or nations in a denigratory way.'
  2. 'I had to explain that as a mentor of young adult fiction, I see a lot of genre fiction that fits the genre okay but isn't worth developing further, which is more denigratory than I like to be in an introductory session.'

Definitions

1. to speak damagingly of; criticize in a derogatory manner; sully; defame: to denigrate someone's character.

2. to treat or represent as lacking in value or importance; belittle; disparage: to denigrate someone's contributions to a project.

3. to make black; blacken: rain clouds denigrating the sky.

More examples(as adjective)

"chants can be denigratory."

Origin

(denigrate)