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While the term professional patient is sometimes used in a derogatory way, it accurately describes many people who regularly interact with the health care system.

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Montgomery Steppe’s letter makes no derogatory references to Lincoln students.

The team used these interviews to create a taxonomy of 18 different types of hate speech, focusing on English and text-based hate speech only, including derogatory speech, slurs, and threatening language.

After Greene attempted to confront Ocasio-Cortez in the Capitol on Wednesday, CNN unearthed video from 2019 in which Greene, then a private citizen, is shown making derogatory comments about Ocasio-Cortez from outside her Capitol Hill office.

The company’s latest big push is to address body shaming by imposing a ban on “unsolicited and derogatory comments made about someone’s appearance, body shape, size or health.”

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Reid had written poems about three other professors, all of them critical and derogatory.

But ernai is an old term, not exactly derogatory but certainly lacking in regard, so Mei prefers to call herself a “girlfriend.”

As for the piece itself, at the time, I thought it portrayed the band as real and it did so not in any sort of derogatory way.

If a man gave that testimony, you would never see those kind of derogatory remarks.

After 11 years of service, his visa was just denied due to “derogatory information.”

A mushir (marshal) would find it derogatory to his dignity to smoke out of a stem less than two yards in length.

It seemed to him particularly derogatory to have to appear before this Areopagus in person.

But, then, Nold is himself a great admirer of Most; he would not say anything derogatory, unless fully convinced that it is true.

In his haste he had said derogatory things about Robin in his heart, which was unreasonable.

He said, however, that it was nothing that it would be in any way derogatory to her honor to grant him.


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On this page you'll find 58 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to derogatory, such as: defamatory, degrading, demeaning, disparaging, sarcastic, and slanderous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.