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Definition of "derogative" []

  • Tending to derogate; detractive. (adjective)
  • Disparaging; derogatory. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "derogative" in a sentence
  • "Perth coach Dave Mitchell confirmed van Egmond had called Trinidad a name that was "derogative", although he refused to elaborate further."
  • ""derogative", although he refused to elaborate further."
  • "History will not remember what illegitimate excuse they used, other than as a derogative footnote; but history will remember their transgression against freedom, and it is upon this that posterity shall judge them."