What does derogatory mean?

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

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.

    Etymology: From derogatorius, from derogare; corresponding to .

  2. derogatory(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From derogatorius, from derogare; corresponding to .

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

    Etymology: 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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  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. Ryan Mauro:

    ISIL's focus on justifying killing Shiites is because it is being pressed by Shiite forces in Iraq and Syria, iSIL is hoping to enlist Sunnis by framing its jihad as part of a prophetic battle where the Shiites and Jews eventually unite behind the Antichrist. Fanning the flames of the Sunni-Shia split, which dates to shortly after the death of Mohammad, benefits ISIS by helping it recruit Sunnis, Mauro said. And the terror group's leadership appears to believe a final battle has been prophecized. Worldwide, Sunnis make up about 85 percent of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims. Sunnis, who believe the true lineage of Mohammad lies with those who most closely followed his teachings, control powerful Muslim nations including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and Pakistan. In addition, most Muslims in Africa are Sunnis. Shia Muslims are a relatively small minority of Shia Muslims, concentrated in Iran and Iraq. Shia Muslims believe bloodlines, not devotion, dictate the prophet’s line of successors. Throughout history, Shia Muslims have rejected the authority of Muslim leaders elected by the people, instead following a line of clerics Shia Muslims consider to have been appointed by Mohammad or Allah. The divide goes back to the period following Mohammad’s death in 632, when his close confidante Abu Bakr became the first Caliph of the Islamic nation. Shias believed the rightful heir was Mohammad’s cousin and son-in-law, Ali bin Abu Talib. Both sects have spawned more than their share of terrorists, though the terror organizations operate differently. Al Qaeda, ISIS, Al-Shebab and Boko Haram are Sunni organizations, while Iranian-sponsored terrorist groups, including Hezbollah, are Shia. The 13th issue of Dabiq, a copy of which was provided to FoxNews.com by the Middle East Media Research Institute( MEMRI), is titled The Rafidah : From Ibn Saba' To the Dajjal. The Rafidah is derogatory term for Shia Muslims that translates to.

  2. Brian Schatz:

    Jeb Bush's comments regarding the children of Asian immigrants are derogatory and offensive, he should immediately retract his statements and apologize to the Asian community for his insensitive behavior.

  3. 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.

  4. Linda Cope:

    People were urinating off the balconies, throwing up in the elevators, making suggestive and sexual comments about veterans with their service dogs and derogatory and suggestive comments about their wives.

  5. James McCune:

    Any farmer who talked to the USDA guy who made the crop report would probably say something derogatory to him, i don't know anybody that agreed with that stuff.

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

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