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derogatory

[dih-rog-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /dɪˈrɒg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
tending to lessen the merit or reputation of a person or thing; disparaging; depreciatory:
a derogatory remark.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; < Late Latin dērogātōrius cursing, equivalent to dērogā(re) (see derogate) + -tōrius -tory1
Related forms
derogatorily, adverb
derogatoriness, noun
nonderogatorily, adverb
nonderogatorilyness, noun
nonderogatory, adjective
Synonyms
belittling, uncomplimentary, denigrating.
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British Dictionary definitions for de rogatory

derogatory

/dɪˈrɒɡətərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
tending or intended to detract, disparage, or belittle; intentionally offensive
Derived Forms
derogatorily, adverb
derogatoriness, noun
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Word Origin and History for de rogatory
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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