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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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derogative

adj.

late 15c., from Middle French derogatif, from Latin *derogativus, from past participle stem of derogare (see derogatory).

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