Definition of Derogative

1. Adjective. Expressive of low opinion. "Disparaging remarks about the new house"

Exact synonyms: Derogatory, Disparaging
Similar to: Uncomplimentary
Derivative terms: Derogate, Derogate



Definition of Derogative

1. a. Derogatory.

Definition of Derogative

1. Adjective. disparaging, tending or intending to be belittling. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to derogation; that derogates ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Derogative

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Derogative

dernier cri
dernly
derns
derny
dero
derobement
derobements
derodidymus
derogate
derogated
derogately
derogates
derogating
derogation
derogations
derogative (current term)
derogator
derogatories
derogatorily
derogatoriness
derogators
derogatory
derograte
derograted
derogrates
derograting
deromanticise
deromanticised
deromanticises
deromanticising

Literary usage of Derogative

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Narrative of an Expedition Through the Upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1834)
"... or as; a derogative form, made in ish, eesh, oosh, or ash ; and a local form, made in aing, eeng, ing, or oong. By a principle of accretion, the second, ..."

2. The American Indian (Uh-nish-in-na-ba) by Elijah Middlebrook Haines (1888)
"derogative Ending. A noun, whether animate or inanimate, may have a derogative, contemptible sense given to it by affixing sh, ..."

3. Summary Narrative of an Exploratory Expedition to the Sources of the by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1855)
"Serpent, s. Kinai'bik. 8. diminutive. 5ns, implying Little serpent. — s. derogative. ish, — s. local. ing, — s. dim. and der. ..."

4. The Works of Francis Bacon by John Thomas Scharf, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Francis Bacon, James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, Douglas Denon Heath, William Rawley (1878)
"... which will not administer Justice by law, but by their owne wills. This Administration in a subject is derogative to the Kings Prerogative, ..."

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