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.
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tending or intended to detract, disparage, or belittle; intentionally offensive
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