What does derogatory mean?

Definitions for derogatory
dɪˈrɒg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr ideroga·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. derogative, derogatory, disparagingadjective

    expressive of low opinion

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


  1. derogatorynoun

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

    Etymology: From derogatorius, from derogare; corresponding to .

  2. derogatoryadjective

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

    Etymology: From derogatorius, from derogare; corresponding to .

  3. derogatoryadjective

    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; – a precaution to guard against later wills extorted by violence, or obtained by suggestion.

    Etymology: From derogatorius, from derogare; corresponding to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Derogatoryadjective

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of derogatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of derogatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of derogatory in a Sentence

  1. Assistant State Attorney Nicole Chiappone:

    That's not a derogatory word, that's not an inflammatory word, that's not commenting on his character, it's not even name-calling, it's what he's charged with.

  2. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush:

    This is ludicrous for the Hillary Clinton campaign and others to suggest that somehow I'm using a derogatory term.

  3. Ryan Pate:

    I said some pretty derogatory things that I do regret saying.

  4. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards:

    The admitted and repeated use of racial slurs by a judge who has taken an oath to administer justice fairly and impartially is wrong, period. There is never any circumstance or context in which such derogatory and degrading language is okay, sadly, inequities still exist in society and in our judicial system. District Judge Jessie LeBlanc has compromised District Judge Jessie LeBlanc ability to preside as a judge, and District Judge Jessie LeBlanc has damaged the judiciary. District Judge Jessie LeBlanc should resign. The people of the 23rd Judicial District and our state deserve better.

  5. Daiyiee Abdullah:

    Sometimes people make derogatory remarks, like : There's that gay imam, i've been asked in different parts of the country to leave the mosque, which is fine. I'm not going in to any mosque to try to change them. I am going there to pray.

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  • ازدرائيArabic
  • подценяващ, пренебрежителенBulgarian
  • despectiu, pejoratiu, derogatoriCatalan, Valencian
  • ponižující, hanlivý, pohrdavýCzech
  • nedsættendeDanish
  • beleidigend, abfällig, derogativ, abwertend, derogatorisch, pejorativGerman
  • υποτιμητικός, υβριστικός, μειωτικόςGreek
  • despectivo, derogatorioSpanish
  • تحقیرآمیزPersian
  • halventava, alentavaFinnish
  • péjoratif, dépréciative, péjorative, dépréciatifFrench
  • menghinaIndonesian
  • offensivo, insultante, ingiurioso, spregiativo, contumelioso, riduttivoItalian
  • פּוֹגֵעַHebrew
  • nedsettendeNorwegian
  • kleinerend, beledigend, denigrerendDutch
  • nedsetjandeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • pejoratywny, pogardliwyPolish
  • derrogatório, depreciativoPortuguese
  • denigrator, derogatoriu, prejudiciator, defavorabil, dăunătorRomanian
  • уничижительный, презрительный, пренебрежительныйRussian
  • nedsättandeSwedish
  • phạm đến quyền lợiVietnamese

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