derogatory


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de·rog·a·to·ry

 (dĭ-rŏg′ə-tôr′ē)
adj.
1. Disparaging; belittling: a derogatory comment.
2. Tending to detract or diminish.

de·rog′a·to′ri·ly adv.
de·rog′a·to′ri·ness n.

derogatory

(dɪˈrɒɡətərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
tending or intended to detract, disparage, or belittle; intentionally offensive
deˈrogatorily adv
deˈrogatoriness n

de•rog•a•to•ry

(dɪˈrɒg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

adj.
belittling; disparaging: a derogatory remark.
[1495–1505]
de•rog`a•to′ri•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.derogatory - expressive of low opinion; "derogatory comments"; "disparaging remarks about the new house"
uncomplimentary - tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage

derogatory

derogatory

adjective
Translations
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derogatory

[dɪˈrɒgətərɪ] ADJdespectivo
he was very derogatory about her singinghizo comentarios muy despectivos de su forma de cantar

derogatory

[dɪˈrɒgətəri] adj [remark] → désobligeant(e)

derogatory

derogatory

[dɪˈrɒgətrɪ] adj (remark) → denigratorio/a; (term) → spregiativo/a
References in classic literature ?
Yes,' answered I; internally adding, 'and I thought it somewhat derogatory to his dignity as a clergyman to come flying from the pulpit in such eager haste to shake hands with the squire, and hand his wife and daughters into their carriage: and, moreover, I owe him a grudge for nearly shutting me out of it'; for, in fact, though I was standing before his face, close beside the carriage steps, waiting to get in, he would persist in putting them up and closing the door, till one of the family stopped him by calling out that the governess was not in yet; then, without a word of apology, he departed, wishing them good-morning, and leaving the footman to finish the business.
Nor did she say a single derogatory word concerning any portion of mankind.
Among these latter, the act of eating, which hath by several wise men been considered as extremely mean and derogatory from the philosophic dignity, must be in some measure performed by the greatest prince, heroe, or philosopher upon earth; nay, sometimes Nature hath been so frolicsome as to exact of these dignified characters a much more exorbitant share of this office than she hath obliged those of the lowest order to perform.
Just as Levin had disliked all the trivial preparations for his wedding, as derogatory to the grandeur of the event, now he felt still more offensive the preparations for the approaching birth, the date of which they reckoned, it seemed, on their fingers.
That gentleman acted as moderator, endeavoring to prevent a general melee; in the midst of the brawl, however, an expression was made use of by Lisa derogatory to his own honor.
Though it was supposed to be proper for them to have an occupation, the crude fact of money-making was still regarded as derogatory, and the law, being a profession, was accounted a more gentlemanly pursuit than business.
It is a new circumstance in romance, I acknowledge, and dreadfully derogatory of an heroine's dignity; but if it be as new in common life, the credit of a wild imagination will at least be all my own.
Besides, it seemed to him that the society of women was rather derogatory to his manhood.
On his part the Prince waited till the doors were hermetically closed; he would not turn round to ascertain the fact, as that would have been derogatory to his dignity, but he listened with all his ears for the noise of the lock, which would promise him at least an appearance of secrecy.
I have known a cat get up and walk out of the room on a remark derogatory to her species being made by a visitor, while a neatly turned compliment will set them purring for an hour.
sees anything derogatory to her in attempting to break off the marriage?
asked Raoul, naively, "I thought it was derogatory.