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Noun: denigration  ,de-ni'grey-shun
  1. A belittling comment
    - belittling
  2. An abusive attack on a person's character or good name
    - aspersion, calumny, slander, defamation
  3. The act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself)
    - deprecation

Derived forms: denigrations

Type of: attack, blast [informal], depreciation, derogation, disparagement, dispraise, fire, flack, flak [informal], stick [Brit, informal]