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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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