de·rog·a·to·ry /dɪˈrɑgəˌtori, ˌtɔr-/
de·rog·a·to·ry a. Tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing a low opinion; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious; -- with from, to, or unto.
Syn: -- belittling, depreciative, deprecatory, depreciatory, derogatory, detractive, detracting, slighting, pejorative, denigratory.
Acts of Parliament derogatory from the power of subsequent Parliaments bind not. --Blackstone.
His language was severely censured by some of his brother peers as derogatory to their other. --Macaulay.
Derogatory clause in a testament Law, a sentence of secret character inserted by the testator alone, of which he reserves the knowledge to himself, with a condition that no will he may make thereafter shall be valid, unless this clause is inserted word for word; -- a precaution to guard against later wills extorted by violence, or obtained by suggestion.
adj : expressive of low opinion; "derogatory comments";
"disparaging remarks about the new house" [syn: derogative,