[ dih-rog-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ dɪˈrɒg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
tending to lessen the merit or reputation of a person or thing; disparaging; depreciatory: a derogatory remark.
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Origin of derogatory
SYNONYMS FOR derogatory
belittling, uncomplimentary, denigrating.
OTHER WORDS FROM derogatory
de·rog·a·to·ri·ly, adverbde·rog·a·to·ri·ness, nounnon·de·rog·a·to·ri·ly, adverbnon·de·rog·a·to·ri·ly·ness, noun
Words nearby derogatory
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British Dictionary definitions for non-derogatory
/ (dɪˈrɒɡətərɪ, -trɪ) /
tending or intended to detract, disparage, or belittle; intentionally offensive
Derived forms of derogatoryderogatorily, adverbderogatoriness, noun
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