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synonyms for derogatory

  • defamatory
  • degrading
  • demeaning
  • disparaging
  • sarcastic
  • slanderous
  • unflattering
  • belittling
  • calumnious
  • censorious
  • contumelious
  • critical
  • damaging
  • deprecatory
  • depreciative
  • despiteful
  • detracting
  • disdainful
  • dishonoring
  • fault-finding
  • humiliating
  • injurious
  • malevolent
  • malicious
  • maligning
  • minimizing
  • opprobrious
  • reproachful
  • scornful
  • slighting
  • spiteful
  • unfavorable
  • vilifying
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antonyms for derogatory

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  • complimentary
  • appreciative
  • favorable
  • flattering
  • praising
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How to use derogatory in a sentence

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.
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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.
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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.
MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE’S YEARS-LONG CAMPAIGN TO DISPARAGE AND ATTACK ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZPHILIP BUMPMAY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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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His initial script included a term in reference to people with dwarfism that is seen as derogatory.
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Pantifa is a derogatory term for antifa, a far-left anti-fascist movement whose adherents sometimes engage in violent clashes with right-wing extremists.
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The way that when they refused, they were yelled at, called derogatory names and left with unpaid bills.
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A recent study showed that as much as 9% of public Facebook posts related to Jewish Americans contained derogatory language.
IT’S 2020 AND ANTI-SEMITISM IS AN ELECTORAL TACTIC AGAINTATE RYAN-MOSLEYNOVEMBER 2, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
A mushir (marshal) would find it derogatory to his dignity to smoke out of a stem less than two yards in length.
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