adj. humiliating, belittling, maligning

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  • Derogative — De*rog a*tive, a. Derogatory. {De*rog a*tive*ly}, adv. [R.] Sir T. Browne. Syn: belittling, depreciative, deprecatory, depreciatory, derogatory, detractive, detracting, slighting, pejorative, denigratory. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • derogative — index contemptuous, cynical, pejorative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • derogative — late 15c., from M.Fr. derogatif, from L. *derogativus, from pp. stem of derogare (see DEROGATORY (Cf. derogatory)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • derogative — adjective see derogate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • derogative — derogatively, adv. /di rog euh tiv/, adj. lessening; belittling; derogatory. [1470 80; < OF derogatif < LL derogativus. See DEROGATE, IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • derogative — adjective a) disparaging, tending or intending to be belittling. b) Of or pertaining to derogation; that derogates …   Wiktionary

  • derogative — Synonyms and related words: abusive, back biting, belittling, bitchy, calumniatory, calumnious, catty, censorious, contemptuous, contumelious, defamatory, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derisive, derisory, derogatory, detractory,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • derogative — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Tending or intending to belittle: deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derogatory, detractive, disparaging, low, pejorative, slighting, uncomplimentary. See PRAISE …   English dictionary for students

  • derogative — de·rog·a·tive …   English syllables

  • derogative — /dəˈrɒgətɪv/ (say duh roguhtiv) adjective lessening; belittling; derogatory. –derogatively, adverb …  

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