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 (dĭ-rŏg′ə-tĭv, dĕr′ə-gā′-)
1. Tending to derogate; detractive.
2. Disparaging; derogatory.

de·rog′a·tive·ly adv.
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Adj.1.derogative - expressive of low opinion; "derogatory comments"; "disparaging remarks about the new house"
uncomplimentary - tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage
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South Africa has over the years been at the fore front of violently bringing out muck from Nigeria's eye and derogatively hoisting it for her to see.
The word "timawa" has since evolved and is now being used derogatively to pertain to a type of person who just relies on the grace given by other people.
Derogatively known by such epithets as "Saturday Night Special," and "Fly-apart," it is not uncommon for these to be completely unmarked or perhaps stamped with various colorful or evocative names.
All of a sudden, Hamis starts shouting at Malik, calling him mshamba (literally 'villager', used derogatively).
The term "sastrawangi"--fragrant literature, which derogatively refers to women writers who include the issues of sex and sexuality into their works, was widely used to undermine the issues of sexualities elaborated by women.
Two hypotheses were considered (ex ante) that connected these modules: (1) Socioeconomy is based on new forms of social action oriented not only by a utilitarian rationality but also by a more values-based rationality rooted in local knowledge (sometimes derogatively seen as "subjective"); and (2) that subjectivity may become a means of enriching the decision-making process (Tuan 1980; Berkes 1996; Levi-Strauss 1997; Oyarzun 1998; Varela 2003; Maturana, Varela 2001).
Khandu had derogatively then said, "Human nature jo hain, aisa hain ki, jab aadmi ko kutta katne aata hain, aap todi beth ke kaato bolta hain.
To take his main point of dissatisfaction (exposure to capitalistic or consumerist culture), we should bear in mind that Baako calls it derogatively "Cargo Mentality" (Fragments, p.160).
Her name as a signifier for Iranian identity is shifted to Julie, with the excuse of "simplicity," Firoozeh was derogatively pronounced as Ferocious by her schoolmates (Dumas 64).
But urban and southern Albanians derogatively call northern highlanders "Chechens" or "Malok" (a pejorative word used for those who come from mountains) and blame them for high crime rate in the country mainly caused by the application of Kanun (Schwandner-Sievers, 2008).
This mixture of motives typifies later waves of regulatory measures, including the proliferation of various growth-control schemes in suburban and metropolitan areas during the 1960s and 1970s, sometimes derogatively referred to as "exclusionary zoning." (47) From minimum-lot-size requirements to outright moratoria, those measures were motivated by current owners' wishes to limit housing supply.
The first list, which closes with the verb phrase "perfectly confounded me," contains only six items on the basic syntactic level: "l, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 confounded me." However, the individual items are not only enhanced by adjectival and postmodifier expansions ("wonderful," "of everything"), but by syntactically disguised subordinate clauses as in [4], where the dirty houses are described in a triple series of qualifiers: [4a] their vertical arrangement, [4b] their having passages which are derogatively compared to that emblem of London slums, St.