Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Tending to derogate; detractive.
  • adj. Disparaging; derogatory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. disparaging, tending or intending to be belittling.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to derogation; that derogates

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Derogatory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lessening; belittling; derogatory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. expressive of low opinion

Etymologies

derogate +‎ -ive (Wiktionary)

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