What does derogatory mean?

Definitions for derogatorydɪˈrɒg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word derogatory.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. derogative, derogatory, disparaging(adj)

    expressive of low opinion

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


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ryan Pate:

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

  2. Lu Wei-ming:

    In Chinese history, 'rabbit' was a derogatory term for homosexuals.

  3. Chaplain David Wells:

    They are defining hateful or derogatory as meaning with the Bible says about homosexuality.

  4. Monday Bush:

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

  5. 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.

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Translations for derogatory

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ازدرائيArabic
  • пренебрежителен, подценяващBulgarian
  • pejoratiu, derogatori, despectiuCatalan, Valencian
  • hanlivý, pohrdavý, ponižujícíCzech
  • nedsættendeDanish
  • abwertend, beleidigend, pejorativ, derogatorisch, derogativ, abfälligGerman
  • υποτιμητικός, υβριστικός, μειωτικόςGreek
  • derogatorio, despectivoSpanish
  • halventava, alentavaFinnish
  • dépréciative, péjorative, dépréciatif, péjoratifFrench
  • menghinaIndonesian
  • offensivo, riduttivo, contumelioso, spregiativo, insultante, ingiuriosoItalian
  • nedsettendeNorwegian
  • beledigend, kleinerend, denigrerendDutch
  • nedsetjandeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • pogardliwy, pejoratywnyPolish
  • derrogatório, depreciativoPortuguese
  • dăunător, defavorabil, prejudiciator, derogatoriu, denigratorRomanian
  • пренебрежительный, презрительный, уничижительныйRussian
  • nedsättandeSwedish
  • phạm đến quyền lợiVietnamese
  • Chinese

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