derogation


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der·o·gate

 (dĕr′ə-gāt′)
v. der·o·gat·ed, der·o·gat·ing, der·o·gates
v.intr.
1. To take away; detract: an error that will derogate from your reputation.
2. To deviate from a standard or expectation; go astray: a clause allowing signers of the agreement to derogate from its principles during a state of emergency.
v.tr.
To disparage; belittle.

[Middle English derogaten, from Latin dērogāre, dērogāt- : dē-, de- + rogāre, to ask; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

der′o·ga′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.derogation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, unmanliness, womanishness, softness - the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man); "the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy"; "Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness"; "he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him"
discourtesy, disrespect - an expression of lack of respect
cold water - disparagement of a plan or hope or expectation; "she poured cold water on the whole idea of going to Africa"
belittling, denigration - a belittling comment
aspersion, slur - a disparaging remark; "in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion"; "it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility"
detraction, petty criticism - a petty disparagement
sour grapes - disparagement of something that is unattainable
condescension, disdain, patronage - a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
calumniation, calumny, defamation, hatchet job, traducement, obloquy - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
darkey, darkie, darky - (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black people
boy - (ethnic slur) offensive and disparaging term for Black man; "get out of my way, boy"
jigaboo, nigga, nigger, nigra, coon, spade - (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person; "only a Black can call another Black a nigga"
Tom, Uncle Tom - (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
paleface - (slang) a derogatory term for a white person (supposedly used by North American Indians)
poor white trash, white trash - (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
honkey, honkie, honky, whitey - (slang) offensive names for a White man
coolie, cooly - (ethnic slur) an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer
Oriental, oriental person - a member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)
yellow man - offensive term for an Asian man
yellow woman - offensive term for an Asian woman
slant-eye, gook - (slang) a disparaging term for an Asian person (especially for North Vietnamese soldiers in the Vietnam War)
Injun, red man, Redskin - (slang) offensive term for Native Americans
papist - an offensive term for Roman Catholics; originally, a Roman Catholic who was a strong advocate of the papacy
hymie, kike, sheeny, yid - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
Chinaman, chink - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
Mick, Mickey, Paddy - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Irish descent
dago, ginzo, greaseball, wop, Guinea - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
Jap, Nip - (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
spic, spick, spik - (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent
greaser, taco, wetback - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Mexican descent
Boche, Jerry, Kraut, Krauthead, Hun - offensive term for a person of German descent
butch, dike, dyke - (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
fag, faggot, fagot, poof, poove, pouf, nance, queer, fairy, pansy, queen - offensive term for an openly homosexual man
half-caste - an offensive term for the offspring of parents of different races or cultures
half-breed - an offensive term for an offspring of parents of different races (especially of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry)
Indian giver - an offensive term for someone who asks you to return a present he has given you
caffer, caffre, kafir, kaffir - an offensive and insulting term for any Black African
mammy - an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.
Moonie - an often derogatory term for a member of the Unification Church
2.derogation - (law) the partial taking away of the effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law; "any derogation of the common law is to be strictly construed"
abrogation, repeal, annulment - the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

derogation

noun
Translations

derogation

[ˌderəˈgeɪʃən] N [of authority] → menoscabo m (from de) (= deviation) → desviación f, descarrío m (liter) (from de)

derogation

n (form, of power, dignity etc) → Beeinträchtigung f, → Schmälerung f, → Abbruch m (→ of, from gen)
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He said it was no derogation from a man's dignity to confess that I was a devilish good fellow.
The wisest princes need not think it any diminution to their greatness, or derogation to their sufficiency, to rely upon counsel.
Our squire was by no means a match either for his host, or for parson Supple, at his cups that evening; for which the violent fatigue of mind as well as body that he had undergone, may very well account, without the least derogation from his honour.
The effect on the insured and the insured's reasonable expectations are the same whether the detriment is in the form of liability in excess of policy limits or in the derogation of a collateral right.
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Ainsi, conformement a la loi de finances en vigueur, l'importation et le dedouanement de chaEnes renovees sont subordonnes a la derogation exceptionnelle du ministre charge de l'Investissement.
The petitioner Sohail Hamid advocate had taken the plea in his petition which was filed on Thursday that constitution of SC against Pervez Musharraf is unconstitutional and it is in derogation of article 3 of the constitution.
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THE Farmers' Union of Wales has criticised the Welsh Government's "failure" to heed its warnings to make a fallen stock burial derogation more workable - or face a collection crisis.
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According to the existing EU legislation, member states are allowed to use derogations and authorise the taking of specimens of those species subject to strict protection, provided that there is no satisfactory alternative and the derogation is not detrimental to the maintenance of the population of the species concerned at a favourable conservation status in their natural range.