be derogatory

See: derogate
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Sometimes you can be badly advised about speaking about other teams, I'm sure Dougie Freedman didn't try and be derogatory about me.
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.