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Synonyms for denigrating

(used of statements) harmful and often untrue

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I am not denigrating Mormons, but they are very secretive concerning their theology.
Denigrating the Religious Right by claiming that it distorts and falsifies the teachings of that nice mister Jesus is like denigrating the Gestapo by claiming that it distorted and falsified the teachings of that nice mister Hitler.
Not only was it denigrating, condescending and picaresque, it was just plain wrong.
Like a moth to a flame, Democrats can't help themselves when it comes to denigrating and demonizing Christians.
In my opinion, the AANP has for years aggressively pursued a policy of exclusivity in the arena of modern-day naturopathy, and it has the effect of denigrating all other practitioners, no matter how effective or successful.
Whatever the influence, drama apparently has to include something involving a struggle of some sort--whether it is humans with one another, humans with nature, or the denigrating, degrading and vile aspects of racism (including slavery) and its role in the forceful creation African American culture.
Indeed, this is a word that has come to be a derogatory or denigrating descriptive that permeates our gender biased culture.
Rather than denigrating some leaders, what we need is support for those who challenge sexual oppression and who work for justice within their congregations and denominations.
The first generation of these accounts, from the 1640s and 1650s, focused primarily on Carib Indians; where African slaves were mentioned, it was in the most denigrating terms.
As an early proponent of ballet training for athletes, Mahler, now an artistic associate for Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, had once been just as guilty of underestimating sports players as the ESPN ad writers were of denigrating dancers.
It encourages the politically correct to denigrate things like racism, sexism, homophobia, and environmental degradation, but discourages others from denigrating things like sodomy, fornication, illegitimacy, and economic dependency.
It is not new in Northern Ireland, in not only so-called militant Catholic and Protestant bombers, but also in religious parades wherein one group celebrates victory by denigrating another with the refrain that "God is with us but not with you.
led war on terrorism is denigrating the memory of the victims of Sept.
When you write an article ("Mystery Meat," 10/2/00) denigrating school meals, you put peer pressure on children to skip what might be the only food offered to them that day.
They began denigrating Americans in the tone of voice usually reserved for the lower classes.