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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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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.
Not to forget, one more additional benefit whether subconsciously perceived of or not was conversion to Islam that as well accrued a few more bountiful goodies for people derogatorily regarded as infidels willing to cross over to the dubbed last Prophet's holy land.
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".
Syrian women have saved us from having a Friday protest event being given a name that reminds us of the "Magi" [- a term used derogatorily against Iranians and Shias -].
True to his style, theater, television and film director Tedi Moskov, the man behind the popular Monty Python style TV show The Street, has urged levying a tax on Bulgarian popfolk music or chalga - as it is derogatorily called.
Granted, some members of expensive health clubs, known, rather derogatorily, as 'the fluffy towel sector' can still be a tad sniffy about no-frills gyms, but there's little doubt that, like their budget airline and hotel cousins, they're the future for the UK's fitness sector.
Pamphleteer John Wilkes rode this tide of resentment in his journal The North Briton, the title officially given to the Scottish by the Act of Union but never used except derogatorily.
The Shield has been derogatorily dubbed 'The Hub-Cap Trophy' with players not even rewarded with a medal for finishing top.
Nigeria, Ghana and other African countries featured, albeit derogatorily, have one fundamental tie with Singapore in that we were former colonies of the British Empire.
He went on to write that this culture was established at the very top level of the company, and that Goldman bankers often derogatorily referred to clients as "muppets" and often put the bank's own profits ahead of client interests.