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derogatory

adjective belittling, calumniatory, calumnious, censorious, condemnatory, contumelious, defamatory, denunciatory, deprecatory, depreciative, detracting, detractory, disapprobatory, disapproving, discrediting, disdainful, dishonoring, disparaging, faultfinding, injurious, lessening, libelous, objurgatory, slanderous, slighting, uncomplimentary, unflattering
Associated concepts: derogatory statements
Foreign phrases: Quae legi communi derogant stricte innerpretantur.Those things which derogate from the common law are strictly interpreted. Quae legi communi derooant non sunt trahenda in exemplum. Those things which derogate from the common law are not to be drawn into precedent.
See also: bad, calumnious, contemptuous, critical, cynical, disgraceful, libelous, offensive, pejorative, unfavorable
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State officials derogatorily called the practice "Nazi dumping" and claimed the OSI was bargaining with suspects so they would leave voluntarily.
For example, the introduction overviews the complications and complexities of Jewish conversion from the Renaissance to the contemporary Jew, yet the definition of Marranos as converts "who secretly practice Judaism" (2) is too hasty since the label was applied liberally and derogatorily to Converses (Jews who had converted to Christianity) regardless of their practice.
28) The group describes Iraqi Shiites derogatorily as "rejectionists" and "polytheists" and paints the Iraqi government of Nuri al Maliki as a puppet of Iran.
We somewhat derogatorily referred to this phenomenon, along with a usually less hectic work pace in both HNG and HNV personnel, as occurring in "Afghan Time.
Thus, the narrator mocks those who have forsaken their traditional ways and calls them, derogatorily mhuka dzakarasika ("cursed or lost animals").
Isaura then disappears as a character from the story, although in the final scene back at school, Quim reports derogatorily that she had asked her father to give all of them a "hiding" (116) for shooting Mangy-Dog.
The literature of this group of black American society, sometimes labelled derogatorily with such terms as "Best Foot Forward" and "Genteel School", was more frequently than not, written for a white audience and had as its battle cry the pathetic motto "We are like you".
President Barack Obama has been racially attacked by the protestors singing "Bye-Bye Black Sheep", derogatorily referring to his skin color.
We are from a financially- challenged background but that doesn't necessarily mean that the whole world should treat him so derogatorily.
It is a credit to manager Juup Heynckes that he has got the stars of a club derogatorily nicknamed FC Hollywood to employ such a work ethic.
The statement added: "Whilst some of the language used is offensive, particularly the comments which derogatorily refer to particular social groups, we do not believe that in the context they are grossly offensive on a reasonable objective assessment considering intent.
My first crewing slot on anything bigger than a Snipe came through the kindness of a man who was basically uneducated and who belonged to that class once derogatorily called "blue collar workers".