1. derogatory

adjective. ['dɝˈɑːgəˌtɔri'] expressive of low opinion.


  • disparaging
  • derogative


  • favorable
  • flattering
  • panegyrical


  • derogatorius (Latin)
  • derogo (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Derogatory

  • interrogatory

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A common misspelling of derogatory is derogitory

Example sentences of the word derogatory

1. Adjective
Beyond that, comments made on Yik Yak tend to be gossipy and are sometimes derogatory of other people.

2. Noun, singular or mass
A closed derogatory account is a credit account for which the creditor does not expect to receive payment.

Quotes containing the word derogatory

1. Humor and laughter - not necessarily derogatory derision - are my pet tools. This may come from my general philosophy of never taking the world too seriously - for fear of dying of boredom.
- Marcel Duchamp

2. When a girl uses six derogatory adjectives in her attempt to paint the portrait of the loved one, it means something. One may indicate a merely temporary tiff. Six is big stuff.
- P.G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Morning