Synonyms and Antonyms of derogative
intended to make a person or thing seem of little importance or value <since “housewife” is now regarded by some as a derogative word, designations such as “stay-at-home mom” have emerged> Synonyms belittling, contemptuous, decrying, degrading, demeaning, denigrative, denigratory, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derisory, derogatory, detractive, disdainful, disparaging, pejorative, scornful, slighting, uncomplimentaryRelated Words aspersing, calumnious, defamatory, insulting, libelous (or libellous), maligning, slandering, slanderous, vilifying; abusive, opprobrious, scurrilous; catty, cruel, despiteful, hateful, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, mean, nasty, spiteful, unkind, virulent; critical, denunciative, denunciatory; acrimonious, bitter, envious, jaundiced, jealous, rancorous, resentful; acrid, caustic, scathing, venomousNear Antonyms admiring, adulatory, applauding, approving, friendly, positive; appreciative, respectful; kind, kindhearted, kindly, sympathetic, unmalicious, warm, warmheartedAntonyms commendatory, complimentary, laudative, laudatory
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