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The worst thing you can do if you want to start a fight is to use derogatory terminology.
Ted Turner

Meaning of "derogatory" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DEROGATORY

derogatory  [dɪˈrɒɡətərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DEROGATORY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Derogatory is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DEROGATORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Pejorative

A pejorative is a word or grammatical form of expression that expresses contempt, criticism, hostility, disregard and/or disrespect. A term can be regarded as pejorative in some social or cultural groups but not in others, e.g., hacker is a term used for computer criminals as well as quick and clever computer experts. Sometimes, a term may begin as a pejorative and eventually be adopted in a non-pejorative sense in some or all contexts, e.g., "punk" or "dude". In historical linguistics, this phenomenon is known as melioration, or amelioration, reclaiming, or semantic change. Name slurs can also involve an insulting or disparaging innuendo, rather than being a direct derogatory remark. In some cases, a person's name can be redefined with an unpleasant or insulting meaning, or applied to a group of people considered by the majority to be inferior or lower in social class, as a group label with a disparaging meaning. Also, an ethnic slur or racial slur can be used as a pejorative to imply people of those groups are inferior or deficient.

Definition of derogatory in the English dictionary

The definition of derogatory in the dictionary is tending or intended to detract, disparage, or belittle; intentionally offensive.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DEROGATORY


compurgatory
kəmˈpɜːɡətərɪ
defamatory
dɪˈfæmətərɪ
dietary
ˈdaɪətərɪ
discriminatory
dɪˈskrɪmɪnətərɪ
disobligatory
ˌdɪsəˈblɪɡətərɪ
expurgatory
ɛksˈpɜːɡətərɪ
inflammatory
ɪnˈflæmətərɪ
interrogatory
ˌɪntəˈrɒɡətərɪ
investigatory
ɪnˈvɛstɪɡətərɪ
laboratory
ləˈbɒrətərɪ
legatary
ˈlɛɡətərɪ
mandatory
ˈmændətərɪ
negatory
ˈneɡətərɪ
nugatory
ˈnjuːɡətərɪ
objurgatory
ɒbˈdʒɜːɡətərɪ
obligatory
ɒˈblɪɡətərɪ
purgatory
ˈpɜːɡətərɪ
respiratory
ˈrɛspərətərɪ
rogatory
ˈrɒɡətərɪ
supererogatory
ˌsuːpərɛˈrɒɡətərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DEROGATORY

dernier
dernier cri
dernly
dero
derogate
derogation
derogative
derogatively
derogatorily
derogatoriness
derrick
Derrida
derries
derring-do
derringer
derris
derro
derry
derv
dervish

WORDS THAT END LIKE DEROGATORY

ambulatory
anti-inflammatory
celebratory
circulatory
compensatory
conservatory
directory
explanatory
exploratory
lavatory
migratory
modulatory
oscillatory
participatory
predatory
preparatory
regulatory
research laboratory
self-explanatory
separatory
signatory

Synonyms and antonyms of derogatory in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DEROGATORY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «derogatory» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of derogatory

Translation of «derogatory» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DEROGATORY

Find out the translation of derogatory to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of derogatory from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «derogatory» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

贬低的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

despectivo
570 millions of speakers

English

derogatory
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अपमानजनक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تحط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

уничижительным
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

depreciativo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হানিকর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

désobligeant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menghina
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

abfällig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

けいべつ的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

경멸적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Derogatory
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mất địa vị
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தரக்குறைவான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अपमानास्पद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

küçültücü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

offensivo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obraźliwy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нищівним
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

peiorativ
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υποτιμητικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

neerhalende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nedsättande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nedsettende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of derogatory

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DEROGATORY»

The term «derogatory» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.981 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DEROGATORY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «derogatory» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «derogatory» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about derogatory

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10 QUOTES WITH «DEROGATORY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word derogatory.
1
Clare Balding
I think 'ambitious' is one of those adjectives used for women in a derogatory way.
2
Coolio
'Gangsta rap' is a derogatory label.
3
Emma Donoghue
There's no neutral language about travel. Either travel is described in ways that make it sound kind of shallow or just glossy or silly or a way for rich people to spend their time; or else travel is often described in quite derogatory ways, you know, like immigrants swarming across borders, for instance.
4
Michael Clarke Duncan
I came up during that time when music, to me, was really music. It wasn't about talking about a woman and calling them a derogatory name or something like that. It was real music.
5
Dev Hynes
'Chamalkay' is an old Guyanese slang word. It means a 'young mischievous girl.' It's not derogatory, but it isn't over complimentary, either. It was probably a word I just Googled one day, and the song kind of played into the feel of that.
6
Ted Lindsay
A series of rumors about my attitude, as well as derogatory remarks about myself and my family showed me that the personal resentment of the Detroit general manager toward me would make it impossible for me to continue playing hockey in Detroit.
7
Jim Otto
When I hear anything derogatory towards the Raiders, I am definitely hurt.
8
Trina Paulus
We were a religious, practicing, Catholic family - Mass together on Sunday, Catholic schools, and parents who practiced everything they preached. A great gift was their total absence of any derogatory talk about people of any race or culture and we were on a street of many faiths, though no other races at that early time.
9
Guy Pearce
I always think the really unfortunate thing about the Australian film industry is its lack of momentum. And I don't mean this in a derogatory way. I'm always wanting it to pick up momentum, and I'm wondering if that's even possible.
10
Ted Turner
The worst thing you can do if you want to start a fight is to use derogatory terminology.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DEROGATORY»

Discover the use of derogatory in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to derogatory and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Discourse and Discrimination
Jeff Greenberg, S. L. Kirkland, and Tom Pyszczynski No utterance can convey hatred for an individual based on his or her membership in a group as quickly or vividly as a derogatory ethnic label (to be referred to as a DEL for the remainder of ...
Geneva Smitherman, Teun Adrianus van Dijk, 1988
2
Stereotype Dynamics: Language-based Approaches to the ...
Thus, we expected our participants to react more quickly to positive targets (and more slowly to negative targets) when primed by neutral category rather than by derogatory labels. Alternatively, a second prediction was advanced, mimicking ...
Yoshihisa Kashima, Klaus Fiedler, Peter Freytag, 2008
3
Human Rights: Group Defamation, Freedom of Expression, and ...
Once one moves beyond mere phenotypical traits, there exists few differences among racial or ethnic groups on the genetic level.249 Group Defamation and Racially Derogatory Speech on University Campuses Recently, there has been a  ...
Thomas David Jones, 1998
4
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
(These figures cannot be precisely correlated with the figures in the table, since the statement of charges may have been issued a considerable time after the case was identified as involving substantially derogatory information.) It should be ...
5
Approximate Commutative Algebra
Lorenzo Robbiano, John Abbott. (ii) If P G ££G and lt is any linear form, then there exists a sequence L(f) = (Lj(t)) of commuting d -tuples of operators such that lt(L(t)) is non-derogatory and L(t) ^>M. (iii) P G -?)G if and only if there exists a ...
Lorenzo Robbiano, John Abbott, 2009
6
Blackstone's Statutes on Media Law
the treatment of a work is derogatory if it amounts to distortion or mutilation of (b) the work or is otherwise prejudicial to the honour or reputation of the author or director; and in the following provisions of this section references to a derogatory  ...
Richard Caddell, Howard Johnson, 2013
7
Intellectual Property Law in the United Kingdom
The author of a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, or the director of a film, has the right not to have his work subjected to derogatory treatment.1 This is known as the right of integrity. 'Treatment' of a work means any addition to, deletion ...
Colin Davies, Tania Cheng, 2011
8
Consumer Credit and the American Economy
Positive number of accounts ever 90+ days delinquent or derogatory * * * Number of accounts ever 90+ days delinquent or derogatory * * * Proportion of accounts ever 90+ days delinquent or derogatory * * Positive number of accounts 30+ ...
Thomas A. Durkin, Gregory Elliehausen, Michael E. Staten, 2014
9
Native Americans and Political Participation: A Reference ...
Recently, Native American activists have taken on the derogatory use of tribal names and other words that are offensive to Native American people. The University of North Dakota has been caught in this turmoil over the use of the term ...
Jerry D. Stubben, 2006
10
Part II. of successions
And it might likewise so fall out, that the persons who should engage the testator to make a second testament, having already made a former with a derogatory clause in it, might get him to add in the second a clause which might derogate from ...
Jean Domat, Luther Stearns Cushing, 1861

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DEROGATORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term derogatory is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Charlotte woman sues rapper 2 Chainz after 'derogatory video'
A Charlotte woman has filed a lawsuit against Tauheed Epps, a rapper known as 2 Chainz, after he posted a derogatory video he shot after a ... «Charlotte Observer, Jul 15»
2
FOX News reporter isn't sorry for derogatory McIlroy 'leprechaun …
The comment rightly drew criticism for its derogatory, anti-Irish overtones, but Montgomery isn't sorry, and made that much clear on air. “I called ... «Portland Sun Times, Jul 15»
3
Vaccine procurement case: Sindh High Court takes notice of …
The bench observed that the language of affidavit appeared to be derogatory in nature and an attempt to ridicule court orders by alleging that it ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
4
Calgary cabbie has licence suspended for alleged derogatory
It's alleged the driver made derogatory comments to two men. The incident was reviewed by the city of Calgary's Livery Transport Services, ... «Lethbridge Herald, Jul 15»
5
Havana Police Chief: Incident Proved Need for Social Media …
A Havana police officer is apologizing after sharing a derogatory social media post. Officer Kenny Lewis was named "Officer of the Year" in ... «WCTV, Jul 15»
6
Vanzara Files Defamation Suit Against Author for Derogatory Remarks
Retired IPS officer D G Vanzara today filed a defamation case against Mufti Abdul Qayyum Mansuri, who recently published his memoirs after ... «Outlook, Jul 15»
7
Police officer accused of assaulting man - and then calling female …
He admitted using the terms “love” and “girls” but denied it was in a derogatory sense, describing himself as “gregarious”. “At the time this was ... «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
8
BNP demands probe into Gaffar Chy's 'derogatory remarks' on Allah
Condemning columnist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury's reported derogatory remarks on the Almighty Allah, BNP spokesperson Asaduzzaman Ripon ... «Prothom Alo, Jul 15»
9
The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR …
The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) Responds To Derogatory Remarks By Donald Trump. Reiterates For ... «CSRwire.com, Jul 15»
10
Why I thank Donald Trump for his derogatory comments about …
Adding to the long list of Republican presidential hopefuls, 1968 Wharton alumnus Donald Trump announced his candidacy on June 17, taking ... «The Daily Pennsylvanian, Jul 15»

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