derogatory definition

  • adjective:
    • Disparaging; belittling: a derogatory comment.
    • Tending to detract or minimize.
    • Tending to derogate, or decrease in worth of some one; articulating derogation; detracting; injurious.
    • whenever referring to a clause in a testament: a sentence of secret personality placed by the testator alone, of which he reserves the information to himself, with a condition that no will he might make thereafter will probably be legitimate, unless this term is inserted word after word; – a precaution to protect against later on wills extorted by physical violence, or gotten by suggestion.
    • Tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing a low opinion; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious; -- with from, to, or unto.
    • expressive of reasonable viewpoint
  • noun:
    • A trade-line on a credit report which includes negative credit score.
    • A derogatory work or declaration; a disparagement.
  • others:
    • Detracting or tending to decrease by taking one thing away; that minimizes level, effect, estimation, etc.: with to, sometimes from.
    • Synonyms Depreciative, discreditable, disgraceful.

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