derogatoriness
derogatoriness de*rog"a*to*ri*ness, n. Quality of being derogatory. [1913 Webster]

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  • derogatoriness — See derogatorily. * * * …   Universalium

  • derogatoriness — noun The state or quality of being derogatory …   Wiktionary

  • derogatoriness — n. scorn, belittlement, humiliation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • derogatoriness — de·rog·a·to·ri·ness …   English syllables

  • derogatoriness — pronunc at derogatory +nə̇s noun ( es) : the quality of being derogatory * * * derogˈatoriness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑derogate * * * deˈrogatoriness rare …   Useful english dictionary

  • derogatory — derogatorily, adv. derogatoriness, n. /di rog euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. tending to lessen the merit or reputation of a person or thing; disparaging; depreciatory: a derogatory remark. [1495 1505; < LL derogatorius cursing, equiv. to deroga(re)… …   Universalium

  • derogatory — /dəˈrɒgətri / (say duh roguhtree), / ətəri/ (say uhtuhree) adjective tending to derogate or detract, as from authority or estimation; disparaging; depreciatory. {derogat(e) + ory1} –derogatorily, adverb –derogatoriness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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