Origin of derogatory
Examples from the Web for derogatory
Reid had written poems about three other professors, all of them critical and derogatory.
As for the piece itself, at the time, I thought it portrayed the band as real and it did so not in any sort of derogatory way.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band|Grover Lewis|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If a man gave that testimony, you would never see those kind of derogatory remarks.
After 11 years of service, his visa was just denied due to “derogatory information.”We Abandoned Them: Kirk Johnson’s Fight to Save Iraqis|John Kael Weston|September 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“I think plus size is derogatory no matter what size you are,” she says.Model Robyn Lawley Debuts Plus-Size Bathing-Suit Line|Isabel Wilkinson|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The word "talk" is often used in a derogatory sense, and we hear such expressions as "all talk," "empty talk," and "idle talk."Talks on Talking|Grenville Kleiser
I thought it derogatory to my new dignity as a manufacturer to make dolls' eyes.Knowledge is Power:|Charles Knight
Of course, in the mind of a lover of the infinite, this fact is not derogatory to God, but derogatory to existence.Some Turns of Thought in Modern Philosophy|George Santayana
You do not imagine that I regard a nurse's daily work as hard or derogatory, do you?Niece Catherine|Mary Hampden
This was the first time she had applied the derogatory epithet to her unknown lover.An Unknown Lover|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey