Derogatory Definition

dĭ-rŏgə-tôrē
adjective
Disparaging; belittling.
Webster's New World
Tending to lessen or impair; detracting.
Webster's New World
The definition of derogatory is making something or someone feel less than they are.
An example of derogatory is a comment that insults someone’s abilities.
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(law) 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.

Wiktionary
noun
A trade-line on a credit report that includes negative credit history.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Derogatory

Noun

Singular:
derogatory
Plural:
derogatories

Origin of Derogatory

  • From Late Latin dērogātōrius, from Latin dērogāre; corresponding to derogate +‎ -ory.

    From Wiktionary

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