derogatory


derogatory

adjective

  1. tending to lessen the merit or reputation of a person or thing; disparaging; depreciatory: a derogatory remark.

adjective

  1. tending or intended to detract, disparage, or belittle; intentionally offensive
adj.

c.1500, from Late Latin derogatorius, from Latin derogatus, past participle of derogare “to take away, detract from, diminish,” also “repeal partly, restrict, modify,” from de- “away” (see de-) + rogare “ask, question, propose” (see rogation).

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