derogative

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

derogate +‎ -ive

AdjectiveEdit

derogative (comparative more derogative, superlative most derogative)

  1. Disparaging; tending or intending to be belittling.
    • 1994, Jim Ranie, Jargodin: The Moonlighter, Brisbane: Jim Ranie, page 149:
      "How strange, but then again, he is a strange man." [...] "Don't get me wrong. I did not mean that in a derogative sense."
  2. Of or pertaining to derogation; that derogates

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NounEdit

derogative (plural derogatives)

  1. (rare) A derogatory word or word-form.
    • 1870, Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society, volume 2, page 24:
      (interposing s, the characteristic of diminutives and derogatives)

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

derogative

  1. feminine plural of derogativo

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