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(used of statements) harmful and often untrue

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Rejecting the complaint, the ASA said: "We therefore concluded that the ad did not take unfair advantage of the Stella Mc-Cartney brand by referring to it without permission, and was therefore unlikely to be interpreted as denigratory.
radical leader and promoted a major denigratory campaign against his
He understands too how the Howard government's failure to consult Aboriginal people about this intervention, shows a lack of respect; of how to 'a significant extent' Aborigines 'are still seen from a racist, denigratory perspective'; and how this legislation's assimilationist agenda joins moves to protect the children with the seizure of Aboriginal lands and abolition of the permit system.
Openly racist in their official correspondence, they regarded the movement, its instigators and followers in condescending, frequently denigratory terms leavened by medicalizing metaphors.
Also to be considered are cultural myths about stuttering, many of which may exacerbate guilt and stigmatization and lead to denigratory treatment of the client (Robinson & Crowe, 1998).
In the end, metaphor is all the more effective after the previously bare, even denigratory language:
How is it that millions of harmless American Christians, or orthodox Jews, living pretty blameless lives, come to be incorporated under such a denigratory slogan?
Regardless of individual authors' approval or rejection of the sexuality, irreligion, and philosophies of libertinism, and regardless of the celebratory or denigratory nature of the libertine's representation in any one of the enormous number of early English novels, the theoretical space that libertinism represented was useful to those fostering a new genre.
objections to the ASA, including that the advertisement was denigratory to the broadcasting company, that the BHB had wrongly claimed that SIS's pricing structure was designed to favour the larger bookmakers, including its own shareholders, and that the BHB's description of itself as "British Racing" was
Further, white mission accounts could portray Islander pastors in denigratory and irritable fashion, not for their lack of dedication, but for pursuing methods of relating to and teaching their proteges that deviated from the mainstream hierarchy's policies.
Like Fiske (1996: 277), I capitalize the term Black "to distinguish its enhanced value (the result of hard struggle) from the denigratory black.
She does not write or speak in a denigratory way about Aborigines and is clearly sympathetic to convicts and critical of the penal system which meted out such harsh treatment to them.