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Definition of "derogatory" []

  • Disparaging; belittling: a derogatory comment. (adjective)
  • Tending to detract or diminish. (adjective)
  • Tending or intended to detract, disparage, or belittle; intentionally offensive (adjective)

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Use "derogatory" in a sentence
  • ""The eyes filled with tears show her innocence, but her dot made the word derogatory and this is a good enough reason for a consequence and she should never in her life dare to think anything against Islam.""
  • "Mario Mancuso says they won't suspend those rules, but if they get what he calls derogatory information about how these Chinese companies are using the technology, they will revisit the process -- Wolf."
  • "Pakistan's parliament criticized the pope for what it called his derogatory comments."