Derogatory meaning

dĭ-rŏgə-tôrē
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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Disparaging; belittling.
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Tending to detract or diminish.
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Tending to lessen or impair; detracting.
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(usually with to) Tending to derogate, or lessen in value of someone; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious.
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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.
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A trade-line on a credit report that includes negative credit history.
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Disparaging; belittling.

A derogatory comment.

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Origin of derogatory

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

    From Wiktionary