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derogative

[dih-rog-uh-tiv] /dɪˈrɒg ə tɪv/
adjective
1.
lessening; belittling; derogatory.
Origin
1470-1480
1470-80; < Old French derogatif < Late Latin dērogātīvus. See derogate, -ive
Related forms
derogatively, adverb
nonderogative, adjective
nonderogatively, adverb
underogative, adjective
underogatively, adverb
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Examples for derogative
  • Students should be instructed to be courteous and not to make negative or derogative comments to site personnel.
Word Origin and History for derogative
derogative
late 15c., from O.Fr. derogatif, from L. *derogativus, from pp. stem of derogare (see derogatory).
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