Part of speech:
To sprinkle, especially with holy water.
(Obs.) To accuse
To lower or corrupt in quality, moral character, or value; debase
To regard or treat with haughty contempt:
To libel is defined as to make and publish a false and malicious statement about someone in writing that damages the person's reputation.
To wash gravel in a pan, searching for gold
To expose to ridicule; make fun of.
Slander is to make false statements about someone, usually to hurt his reputation.
(Intransitive) To become spread by smearing.
(Electricity) To increase the voltage of (a circuit).
Praise is defined as to give someone approval, or to thank God.
To hold dear; feel or show love for
To present something to (a person) as an act of politeness or respect
To cast aspersions upon; speak badly of.
(Intransitive)To become black.
To darken; obscure; threaten
To dirty is to cause something to become unclean or impure.
To fill (an orchard or an inhabited area) with dense smoke from a smudge pot in order to prevent damage from frost or to repel insects.
To affect (a plant) with smut fungus.
To dirty with excrement.
To strike or land on in a dispersed way:
Stain is defined as to dirty, dishonor or to apply some sort of coloring.
Sully is defined as to spoil or stain, or to disgrace.
Taint is defined as to make something decay or cause it to be impure.
To cause to seem little or smaller than something else:
To express disapproval of (a person); denounce:
To lessen the price or value of:
(Rare) To lower in esteem; disparage
Detract is defined as to take away from or reduce.
To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.
To demote to a less skilled job at lower pay
To represent as having the least degree of importance, value, or size:
To think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant
The definition of attack is to make an attempt to hurt someone or something (physically or verbally), to destroy someone or something, to impact someone or something in a dangerous manner, or to forcibly take someone or something.
In a clean or nonpolluting manner:
(Slang) To make an appearance; show up:
To soil, stain, or dirty with or as if with a smearing agent:
To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
To besmirch is to dirty or spoil something or to damage someone's reputation
To cause to come into disfavor or ill regard.
To speak evil of; defame; slander; traduce
Find another word for denigrate. In this page you can discover 61 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for denigrate, like: asperse, disvalue, defame, degrade, disdain, disparage, libel, pan, ridicule, slander and smear.