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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·rog·a·to·ry /dɪˈrɑgəˌtori, ˌtɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : expressive of low opinion; "derogatory comments";
            "disparaging remarks about the new house" [syn: derogative,