Synonyms for denigrate

Synonyms for (verb) denigrate

Synonyms: sully, defame, denigrate, calumniate, besmirch, asperse, slander, smear, smirch

Definition: charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

Usage: The journalists have defamed me! The article in the paper sullied my reputation

Similar words: accuse, charge

Definition: blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

Usage: he charged the director with indifference


Synonyms: denigrate, derogate, belittle, minimize

Definition: cause to seem less serious; play down

Usage: Don't belittle his influence

Similar words: belittle, pick at, disparage

Definition: express a negative opinion of

Usage: She disparaged her student's efforts