chapter  6
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Denigratory relationships

Denigration has often been referred to in the previous chapter as the necessary counterpart of idealisation. If all positive feelings are lodged in one person, or a group of persons, or an idea/ideal, they become totally divorced from negative feelings. The latter will need to find a more or less willing receptacle to be black-washed (denigrate, from the Latin denigrare, meaning to blacken).