Definitions for derogativedɪˈrɒg ə tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

der•o•gateˈdɛr əˌgeɪt(v.)-gat•ed, -gat•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to detract, as from authority or estimation (usu. fol. by from).

  2. to stray in character or conduct; degenerate (usu. fol. by from).

  3. (v.t.)to disparage or belittle.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of derogate:

1375–1425; late ME < LL dērogātus <dē-de - +rogāre to ask

de•rog•a•tivedɪˈrɒg ə tɪv(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. derogative, derogatory, disparaging(adj)

    expressive of low opinion

    "derogatory comments"; "disparaging remarks about the new house"


  1. derogative(Adjective)

    disparaging, tending or intending to be belittling.

  2. derogative(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to derogation; that derogates

Webster Dictionary

  1. Derogative(adj)



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