derogative

[ dih-rog-uh-tiv ]
/ dɪˈrɒg ə tɪv /

adjective

lessening; belittling; derogatory.

Nearby words

  1. dern,
  2. dernier cri,
  3. dero,
  4. derogate,
  5. derogation,
  6. derogatory,
  7. deromanticize,
  8. derp,
  9. derrick,
  10. derrida

Origin of derogative

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

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Word Origin and History for derogative

derogative

adj.

late 15c., from Middle French derogatif, from Latin *derogativus, from past participle stem of derogare (see derogatory).

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