Definitions for derogatorydɪˈrɒg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•rog•a•to•rydɪˈrɒg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

  1. belittling; disparaging:

    a derogatory remark.

Origin of derogatory:



Princeton's WordNet

  1. derogative, derogatory, disparaging(adj)

    expressive of low opinion

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. derogatory(adjective)ɪˈrɒg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

    (of remarks) critical and unkind; = insulting

    derogatory comments


  1. derogatory(Noun)

    A trade-line on a credit report that includes negative credit history.

  2. derogatory(Adjective)

    Tending to derogate, or lessen in value of someone; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious.

  3. derogatory(Adjective)

    When referring to a clause in a testament: a sentence of secret character inserted by the testator alone, of which he reserves the knowledge to himself, with a condition that no will he may make thereafter shall be valid, unless this clause is inserted word for word; u2013 a precaution to guard against later wills extorted by violence, or obtained by suggestion.

  4. Origin: From derogatorius, from derogare; corresponding to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Derogatory(adj)

    tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious; -- with from to, or unto


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