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denigration

Noun

1 a belittling comment [syn: belittling]
2 an abusive attack on a person's character or good name [syn: aspersion, calumny, slander, defamation]
3 the act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself) [syn: deprecation]

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Noun

  1. The act of making black; blacken; defame
  2. (Figurative) A blackening or defamation
  3. An unfair criticism
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