Meaning of “derogatory” in the English Dictionary

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"derogatory" in British English

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derogatoryadjective

uk /dɪˈrɒɡ.ə.tər.i/ /dɪˈrɒɡ.ə.tri/ us /dɪˈrɑː.ɡə.tɔːr.i/ also derogative, /dɪˈrɒɡ.ə.tɪv/ /-ˈrɑː.ɡə.t̬ɪv/

showing strong disapproval and not showing respect:

He made some derogatory comment/remark about her appearance.

(Definition of “derogatory” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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derogatoryadjective

us /dɪˈrɑɡ·əˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/

expressing criticism or insult:

She was upset by derogatory comments made about her clothes.

(Definition of “derogatory” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)