be derogatory

See: derogate
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THE man behind plans for a 198-bed care home has claimed that comments by a senior council officer "could appear to be derogatory and discriminatory".
Whilst we are able to generally agree to the use of our brands, or other P&G intellectual property, for a variety of purposes, we strongly reject the use of any of our products in any context that may be derogatory to Procter & Gamble or its products.
Yet some performers and promoters refused to use the name, believing it to be derogatory. After World War Two, this position became more common as the music began to be marketed to a wider audience.