Discussion in 'Lighten UPS' started by dilligaf, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I am posting this in Lighten UPS for a reason. Maybe it's time for us to LIGHTEN UP. There has been a lot of denigration going on for quite some time. I guess it is a matter of 'Tis the Season'. I am googling (OMG I'm actually using google, like that's a bad thing) the word denigrate. I use google to support and add to, my position, to verify what I know denigrate to mean.

    The following is from Merriam - Webster:

    [h=2]den·i·grate[/h] transitive verb \ˈde-ni-ˌgrāt\

    [h=2]Definition of DENIGRATE[/h]1
    : to attack the reputation of : defame <denigrate one's opponents>

    : to deny the importance or validity of : belittle <denigratetheir achievements>
    den·i·gra·tion noun
    den·i·gra·tive adjective
    den·i·gra·tor noun
    den·i·gra·to·ry adjective

    [h=2]Examples of DENIGRATE[/h]
    • Her story denigrates him as a person and as a teacher.
    • No one is trying to denigrate the importance of a good education. We all know that it is crucial for success.
    • denigrating the talents and achievements of women

    [h=2]Origin of DENIGRATE[/h]Latin denigratus, past participle of denigrare, from de- +nigrare to blacken, from nigr-, niger blackFirst Known Use: 1526

    [h=2]Related to DENIGRATE[/h]Synonyms: bad-mouth, belittle, cry down, decry,deprecate, depreciate, derogate, 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 off
    Antonyms: acclaim, applaud, exalt, extol (also extoll),glorify, laud, magnify, praise


    This one is from Dictionary.com

    [h=2]den·i·grate[/h]   [den-i-greyt] Show IPA
    verb (used with object), den·i·grat·ed, den·i·grat·ing.1.to speak damagingly of; criticize in a derogatory manner;sully; defame: to denigrate someone's character.

    2.to treat or represent as lacking in value or importance;belittle; disparage: to denigrate someone's contributions to aproject.

    3.to make black; blacken: rain clouds denigrating the sky.

    1520–30; < Latin dēnigrātus (past participle of dēnigrāre toblacken), equivalent to dē- de- + nigr ( āre ) to make black + -ātus-ate[SUP]1[/SUP]

    Related formsden·i·gra·tion, noun
    den·i·gra·tive, adjective
    den·i·gra·tor, noun
    den·i·gra·to·ry [den-i-gruh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] Show IPA,adjective
    self-den·i·grat·ing, adjective
    1. malign, besmirch, slander, traduce, disparage, vilify. See decry.

    One might think that I am singling out one particular person and though this is directed to that person, it is not meant for that person alone. There are many people that denigrate others, myself included on occasion. We all have our niche's here. We all fill a need, either for ourselves or for someone else.

    Feel free to post your word, and of course GOOGLE is absolutely necessary!!

  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    So is denigrate & degrade the same ??
  3. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Google it. You tell us. :happy-very:
  4. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    Why must you pick on me like this?! There's no way this thread wasn't about me! [​IMG]
  5. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

  6. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I don't Google, so I used Yahoo.....


    1. to lower in dignity or estimation; bring into contempt: He felt they were degrading him by making him report to the supervisor.

    2. to lower in character or quality; debase.

    3. to reduce (someone) to a lower rank, degree, etc.; deprive of office, rank, status, or title, especially as a punishment: degraded from director to assistant director.

    4. to reduce in amount, strength, intensity, etc.
  7. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    LOL Actually I Bing but it's all the same thing. Sounds like denigrate and degrade aren't exactly the same thing.
  8. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    O'reilly uses that one a lot !!!
  10. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    We have alot of it happening on BC.

    I need to watch more Fox.
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  12. DS

    DS Fenderbender

  13. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I'm not perfect by far. I'm a little overweight at the moment but it is football season. Is I am guilty of this then why don't you start a campaign for upstate to finally accept my friend request and this forum will see a recovery that it has never seen. I'm the good steward and my experience will rub off on this forum and pay it forward in a way that we would all aw. Do it pretty lady from Arizona.
  14. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    You guys are forgetting the definitions to go along with the words.
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

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    prestidigitation— n [/TD]
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    [TD="class: td3n2"]another name for sleight of hand [/TD]
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  16. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    When I saw this word I knew it was something to eat that involved apples..........

    Æbleskiver (Danish meaning apple slices (singular: æbleskive)) are traditional Danish pancakes in a distinctive shape of a sphere. Somewhat similar in texture to American pancakes crossed with a popover, æbleskiver are solid like a pancake but light and fluffy like a popover. The English language spelling is usually aebleskiver or ebleskiver.
  17. downtime8763

    downtime8763 Member

    Is that the same thng youall put in a washen machine ?
  18. DS

    DS Fenderbender

  19. CaliforniaPaul

    CaliforniaPaul Active Member

    renige-Upchuck backing out of a bet

    A shift change at Churches Chicken
  20. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    It could be said that tooner is in the "Oxter" of America