1. [syn: derogative, derogatory, disparaging]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
derogatory \de*rog"a*to*ry\, a.
Tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing a low
opinion; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious; --
with from, to, or unto.
Syn: belittling, depreciative, deprecatory, depreciatory,
derogatory, detractive, detracting, slighting,
Acts of Parliament derogatory from the power of
subsequent Parliaments bind not. --Blackstone.
His language was severely censured by some of his
brother peers as derogatory to their other.
Derogatory clause in a testament (Law), a sentence of
secret character inserted by the testator alone, of which
he reserves the knowledge to himself, with a condition
that no will he may make thereafter shall be valid, unless
this clause is inserted word for word; -- a precaution to
guard against later wills extorted by violence, or
obtained by suggestion.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: expressive of low opinion; "derogatory comments";
"disparaging remarks about the new house" [syn:
derogative, derogatory, disparaging]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
64 Moby Thesaurus words for "derogatory":
abasing, abusive, back-biting, belittling, bitchy, calumniatory,
calumnious, catty, censorious, contemptuous, contumelious,
debasing, defamatory, deflating, degrading, demeaning, deprecatory,
depreciating, depreciative, depreciatory, derisive, derisory,
derogative, despiteful, detracting, detractory, diminishing,
disadvantageous, discreditable, disdainful, dishonorable,
disparaging, disreputable, humiliating, ignoble, ignominious,
infamous, inglorious, insulting, libelous, lowering, malevolent,
malicious, maligning, minimizing, mitigating, notorious, offensive,
pejorative, ridiculing, scandalous, scurrile, scurrilous, seamy,
shady, slanderous, slighting, sordid, spiteful, uncomplimentary,
unpraiseworthy, unrespectable, unsavory, vilifying