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derogative

[ dih-rog-uh-tiv ]
/ dɪˈrɒg ə tɪv /
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adjective
lessening; belittling; derogatory.
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Origin of derogative

1470–80; <Old French derogatif<Late Latin dērogātīvus.See derogate, -ive

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