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Synonyms for denigrating

(used of statements) harmful and often untrue

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Even the Chinese nurses at the hospital eye him with lust, seemingly untainted by the historical, racial and cultural prejudices that divide Chinese from Malays and Indians, that award honour and respectability to different races hierarchically according to their skin tones.(28) Minou, who is part Chinese, displays a traditional condescension towards those of a darker skin than hers: 'Just like a black-and-white minstrel' she says denigratingly of the Goanese priest (163).
Though used denigratingly at first, the term soon became one of praise, at least in the minds of some.