|part of speech:
||having the purpose or effect of detracting; disparaging.
She was tired and in no mood to hear any derogatory comments from her mother about her housecleaning.
- belittling, demeaning, deprecatory, disparaging, pejorative
- similar words:
- defamatory, degrading, injurious, insulting, offensive
||abusive, captious, invective, personal
||derogatorily (adv.), derogatoriness (n.)