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Wordnet 3.0


1. expressive of low opinion;
- Example: "derogatory comments"
- Example: "disparaging remarks about the new house"
[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, pejorative, denigratory. [1913 Webster] Acts of Parliament derogatory from the power of subsequent Parliaments bind not. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] His language was severely censured by some of his brother peers as derogatory to their other. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

derogatory 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