derogatory derogatory  /də ˈrɑ ɡə ˌtɔ ri/


  • (adj) expressive of low opinion



  • Whatever his fault, he did not deserve the derogatory remarks of his partner.


  1. Neil Patrick Harris Denies Dropping N-Word During Tony Awards

    How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris is appalled at the rumor of him using the N-word during his hosting gig at the Tony Awards Sunday night (June 9). The Daily Mail initially reported that he used the derogatory term during his opening number with Mike Tyson on-stage. Harris fired back on Twitter, denying the accusation on Monday. Really, Daily Mail?!? The N-word? That’s your story ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Vibe Magazine

  2. Australian PM Gillard rips menu slur as 'lack of respect' by Liberals

    CANBERRA, Australia, June 12 (UPI) -- A derogatory menu at a Liberal dinner shows the disrespect displayed by opposition leader Tony Abbott's coalition, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Tiger Woods says he's ready to take a 'soft' Merion; no feud with Sergio Garcia (with video)

    HAVERFORD – Feud? What feud? A day after Tiger Woods was pictured shaking hands with Sergio Garcia at the driving range at the U.S. Open, the No. 1 player in the world said Garcia did not apologize for recent derogatory comments he made about Woods, but Woods made it clear his focus is on the matter at hand.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Main Line Times


  1. Obama said, "Not once in my conversations with him have I heard him talk about any ethnic group in derogatory terms, or treat whites with whom he interacted with anything but courtesy and respect."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: GOPUSA

  2. Philip's private secretary, Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis, told the inquest there was "not a single derogatory term in the correspondence."
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: Miles Hunt-Davis Source: ABC Online

  3. "I truly cannot believe that any vice president of the United States, regardless of their political affiliation, would make such a derogatory statement about my state or any state for that matter. West Virginia is home to some of the most patriotic...
    on Jun 2, 2008 By: Joe Manchin Source: WHAG

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