derogatory


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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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Kilonzo said the song's suggestion that Kambas will eat dogs and wild birds when the mango season is over, is derogatory, distasteful and unnecessarily provocative.
But politicians that serve people also earn a lot of respect and love of people which is much more satisfying than few derogatory comments.
He was reported to have made a derogatory remark against the immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries during a meeting at the Oval Office in White House.
Babar alleged that Imran Khan was responsible to introduce derogatory and obscene language against his political rivals in the country's politics.
Mawiyag and Abdulcahar Racman Maute after 'no derogatory records' were found on them.
Imran in his application alleged that the said derogatory and contemptuous campaign was being executed by the cabinet members as well as the spokespersons of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
She had alleged that Mayawati used abusive language against the women members of the family and BSP leaders raised derogatory slogans at the protest in Lucknow on Thursday during which Singh's 12- year- old daughter was also dragged into the row.
The prosecution said the blog contained grossly offensive and sickening comments of a derogatory nature about the complainant and his family.
I will understand the notion of derogation or of the derogatory character of an expression as the power that an (utterance of that) expression has to produce a range of effects, such as offending, insulting, denigrating, belittling, demeaning or ridiculing a certain subject or group.
When Western Canadians say "frog," they actually mean French Canadians in a derogatory manner.
Meanwhile, immigration officials yesterday assured that the country is one of the few ports that vigilantly cross-reference travel documents of all passengers to assure that they don't have any derogatory records.
The page received over 120 responses denouncing the statement as derogatory forcing the embassy to claim that it was not responsible for it and to quickly remove it from the page.