Synonyms and Antonyms of derogate

  1. to express scornfully one's low opinion of there's no need to derogate him as a human being just because you disagree with him politically Synonyms bad-mouth, belittle, cry down, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, decry, diminish, dis (also diss) [slang], discount, dismiss, disparage, kiss off, minimize, play down, poor-mouth, put down, run down, talk down, trash, trash-talk, vilipend, write offRelated Words discommend; abuse, scold; disapprove (of), dislike; censure, condemn, criticize, denounce, reprehend, reprobate; asperse, defame, malign, rip, slander, slur, traduce, vilify; discredit, disgraceNear Antonyms approve, countenance, endorse (also indorse), favor, recommend, sanction; commend, compliment, eulogizeAntonyms acclaim, applaud, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, magnify, praise

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a brief usually trivial fact

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