de rogatory

derogatory

[dih-rog-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
tending to lessen the merit or reputation of a person or thing; disparaging; depreciatory: a derogatory remark.

Origin:
1495–1505; < Late Latin dērogātōrius cursing, equivalent to dērogā(re) (see derogate) + -tōrius -tory1

derogatorily, adverb
derogatoriness, noun
nonderogatorily, adverb
nonderogatorilyness, noun
nonderogatory, adjective


belittling, uncomplimentary, denigrating.
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derogatory (dɪˈrɒɡətərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
tending or intended to detract, disparage, or belittle; intentionally offensive
 
de'rogatorily
 
adv
 
de'rogatoriness
 
n

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derogatory
c.1500, from L. derogatorius, from derogare "detract from," also "repeal partly," from de- "away" + rogare "ask, question, propose" (see rogation).
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