Definition of denigration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

denigration

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌdenɪˈɡreɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdenɪˈɡreɪʃn//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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unfair criticism of somebody/something; the act of saying that somebody/something does not have any value or is not important the denigration of people who are not like themselves