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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: denigrare, from niger 'black'

denigrate

verb
     
den‧i‧grate [transitive]
to say things to make someone or something seem less important or good:
people who denigrate their own country
denigration noun [uncountable]

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