Word of the Day November 21, 2019

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Today's word: derogatorydɪˈrɒg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word derogatory

Princeton's WordNet

  1. derogative, derogatory, disparaging(adj)

    expressive of low opinion

    "derogatory comments"; "disparaging remarks about the new house"

Wiktionary

  1. derogatory(Noun)

    A trade-line on a credit report that includes negative credit history.

  2. derogatory(Adjective)

    Tending to derogate, or lessen in value of someone; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious.

  3. derogatory(Adjective)

    When referring to a clause in a testament: a sentence of secret character inserted by the testator alone, of which he reserves the knowledge to himself, with a condition that no will he may make thereafter shall be valid, unless this clause is inserted word for word; – a precaution to guard against later wills extorted by violence, or obtained by suggestion.

  4. Origin: From derogatorius, from derogare; corresponding to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Derogatory(adj)

    tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious; -- with from to, or unto

How to pronounce derogatory?

  1. Alex
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    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say derogatory in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of derogatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of derogatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of derogatory in a Sentence

  1. Ryan Pate:

    I said some pretty derogatory things that I do regret saying.

  2. Lu Wei-ming:

    In Chinese history, 'rabbit' was a derogatory term for homosexuals.

  3. Chaplain David Wells:

    They are defining hateful or derogatory as meaning with the Bible says about homosexuality.

  4. Acting EPA chief:

    I think it has been used by some people in a derogatory manner, but I'm actually proud of the work I did.

  5. Monday Bush:

    This is ludicrous for the Clinton campaign and others to suggest that somehow I'm using a derogatory term.

Images & Illustrations of derogatory

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