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English noun: derogation

1. derogation (communication) a communication that belittles somebody or something


Synonymsdepreciation, disparagement


Broader (hypernym)discourtesy, disrespect


Narrower (hyponym)aspersion, belittling, calumniation, calumny, cold water, condescension, defamation, denigration, detraction, disdain, hatchet job, obloquy, patronage, petty criticism, slur, sour grapes, traducement


Domain usage membersBoche, boy, butch, caffer, caffre, Chinaman, chink, coolie, cooly, coon, dago, darkey, darkie, darky, dike, dyke, effeminacy, effeminateness, fag, faggot, fagot, fairy, gamin, ginzo, gook, greaseball, greaser, Guinea, half-breed, half-caste, honkey, honkie, honky, Hun, hymie, Indian giver, Injun, Jap, Jerry, jigaboo, kaffir, kafir, kike, Kraut, Krauthead, mammy, Mick, Mickey, Moonie, nance, nazi, nigga, nigger, nigra, Nip, Oriental, oriental person, Paddy, paleface, pansy, papist, picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny, poof, poor white trash, poove, pouf, queen, queer, red man, Redskin, sheeny, shegetz, shiksa, shikse, sissiness, slant-eye, softness, spade, spic, spick, spik, street arab, suit, taco, throwaway, Tom, touchy-feely, tree hugger, Uncle Tom, unmanliness, wetback, white trash, whitey, wog, womanishness, wop, yellow man, yellow woman, yid

2. derogation (act) (law) the partial taking away of the effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law


SamplesAny derogation of the common law is to be strictly construed.


Broader (hypernym)abrogation, annulment, repeal


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law









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