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derogatory (adj) insulting; belittling.

Derogatory comments are insulting comments criticizing a person. You make derogatory remarks about someone when you talk about them without any respect. You belittle them.

  • It is his habit to make derogatory comments about every other person, as he lacks the culture and manners to treat others with the respect they deserve.
  • Joe's derogatory remarks about the CEO cost him his plum job, as someone had passed on to the CEO his insulting remarks about him.
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