Definition of Derogatory

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

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



Definition of Derogatory

1. a. Tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious; -- with from, to, or unto.

Definition of Derogatory

1. Adjective. (context: usually with ''to'') Tending to derogate, or lessen in value of someone; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious. ¹

2. Adjective. (legal) When referring to a clause in a testament: a sentence of secret character inserted by the testator alone, of which he reserves the knowledge to himself, with a condition that no will he may make thereafter shall be valid, unless this clause is inserted word for word; – a precaution to guard against later wills extorted by violence, or obtained by suggestion. ¹

3. Noun. A trade-line on a credit report that includes negative credit history. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Derogatory

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Derogatory

derobements
derodidymus
derogate
derogated
derogately
derogates
derogating
derogation
derogations
derogative
derogator
derogatories
derogatorily
derogatoriness
derogators
derogatory (current term)
derograte
derograted
derogrates
derograting
deromanticise
deromanticised
deromanticises
deromanticising
deromanticize
deromanticized
deromanticizes
deromanticizing
deros
derotation

Literary usage of Derogatory

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

1. Commentaries on the Roman-Dutch Law by Simon van Leeuwen (1820)
"may always alter his will, although he had clearly expressed in the same, by a derogatory clause, that any will thereafter made by him will not be valid, ..."

2. The History of British India by James Mill, Horace Hayman Wilson (1858)
"Letter of the Government, — treated as derogatory and Illegal, — referred by Petition of Sir J. Grant to the Privy Council, — Process re-issued, ..."

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