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Definition 1: (law) the partial taking away of the effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law - [noun denoting act]

Samples where derogation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • any derogation of the common law is to be strictly construed

(derogation is a kind of ...) the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation

(derogation belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 2: a communication that belittles somebody or something - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for derogation in the sense of this definition

(derogation is a kind of ...) an expression of lack of respect

(... is a kind of derogation ) a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

(... is a kind of derogation ) a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

(... is a kind of derogation ) disparagement of something that is unattainable

(... is a kind of derogation ) a petty disparagement

(... is a kind of derogation ) a disparaging remark

"in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion" "it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility"

(... is a kind of derogation ) a belittling comment

(... is a kind of derogation ) disparagement of a plan or hope or expectation

"she poured cold water on the whole idea of going to Africa"

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) derogatory term for a person who is fanatically dedicated to, or seeks to control, some activity, practice, etc.

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) an often derogatory term for a member of the Unification Church

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) a person suffering from Down syndrome (no longer used technically in this sense, now considered offensive)

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) an offensive and insulting term for any Black African

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) an offensive term for an offspring of parents of different racial group (especially of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry)

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) an offensive term for someone who asks you to return a present he has given you

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) an offensive term for non-Jewish young man

"why does she like all those shkotzim?"

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) a derogatory term used by Jews to refer to non-Jewish women

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit

"all the suits care about is the bottom line"

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) derogatory term for environmentalists who support restrictions on the logging industry and the preservation of forests

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (offensive British slang) term used by the British to refer to people of color from Africa or Asia

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (sometimes offensive) to cheat or swindle

"the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (often derogatory) openly expressing love and affection (especially through physical contact)

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (offensive) of or relating to or suffering from Down syndrome

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) an offensive term for the offspring of parents of different racial groups or cultures

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) offensive term for a homosexual man

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)

"the students associated science with masculinity and arts with effeminacy" "Spartans accused Athenians of effeminateness" "he was shocked by the softness of the atmosphere surrounding the young prince, arising from the superfluity of the femininity that guided him"

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (sometimes offensive) an act of swindling or cheating

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (slang) offensive names for a White man

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (slang) offensive term for Native Americans

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) an offensive term for Roman Catholics; originally, a Roman Catholic who was a strong advocate of the papacy

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Irish descent

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Mexican descent

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) offensive term for a person of German descent

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine

(derogation is the usage domain for ...) derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin

"the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic"

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