[ UK /dˈɛnɪɡɹˌe‍ɪtɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈdɛnɪˌɡɹeɪtɪŋ/ ]
  1. (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
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How To Use denigrating In A Sentence

  • Recent ‘throw-away’ comments by the institute denigrating A-level standards have angered teachers.
  • Still, there are signs of discontent: More than a million women took to the streets over the weekend to protest what they called the denigrating treatment of women. Chronicle
  • He would have us celebrate a political process close to home while denigrating the same process when it occurs a little further away.
  • But denigrating weblogs because they're introspective is like declaring the bicycle pointless because we have oil tankers.
  • Why should we be surprised today that he is again denigrating the troops? Sound Politics: McGavick on Kerry
  • It didn't seem to occur to him that it might be possible to be a thorough and fair teacher without denigrating your pupil.
  • ‘I'm only human,’ he whines, thereby denigrating the rest of his otherwise noble species.
  • Denigrating what he described as a recurring desire by part of the country's elite over the centuries to make a sudden dash for change or even revolution, he presented himself as the tried and tested guarantor of stability. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  • While no one believes it, few would be willing to admit it for, among other reasons, fear of denigrating the service of reserve personnel.
  • It has provided an easy target for those who find advantage in denigrating the Commonwealth, whether they be ardent Europeanists in Britain or unweaned nationalists in Canada. The Commonwealth: White Man's Burden or Blind Man's Bluff?
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