HyperDic: derogation

English > 2 senses of the word derogation:
NOUNcommunicationderogation, disparagement, depreciationa communication that belittles somebody or something
actderogation(law) the partial taking ... / taking away of the effectiveness of a law
English > derogation: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA communication that belittles somebody or something.
Synonymsdisparagement, depreciation
Narroweraspersion, slurA disparaging remark
cold waterdisparagement of a plan or hope or expectation
condescension, disdain, patronageA communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet jobA false / false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
denigration, belittlingA belittling comment
detraction, petty criticismA petty disparagement
sour grapesdisparagement of something that is unattainable
Broaderdisrespect, discourtesyAn expression / expression of lack of respect
UsageIndian giverAn offensive term for someone who asks you to return a present he has given you
Jap, Nip(offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
Kraut, Krauthead, Boche, Jerry, HunOffensive term for a person of German descent
MoonieAn often derogatory term for a member of the Unification Church
Paddy, Mick, Mickey(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Irish descent
Redskin, Injun, red man(slang) offensive term for Native Americans
bastard, mongrelderogatory term for a variation that is not genuine
butch, dike, dyke(slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
chink, Chinaman(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
coolie, cooly(ethnic slur) an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer
effeminacy, effeminateness, sissiness, softness, womanishness, unmanlinessThe trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)
fagot, faggot, fag, fairy, nance, pansy, queen, queer, poof, poove, poufOffensive term for an openly homosexual man
greaser, wetback, taco(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Mexican descent
gyp, gip(sometimes offensive) an act of swindling or cheating
gyp, gip(sometimes offensive) to cheat or swindle
half-breedAn offensive term for an offspring of parents of different races (especially of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry)
half-casteAn offensive term for the offspring of parents of different races or cultures
kaffir, kafir, caffer, caffreAn offensive and insulting term for any Black African
kike, hymie, sheeny, yid(ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
mammyAn offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.
mongoloidOf or relating to or suffering from Down syndrome
mongoloidA person suffering from Down syndrome (no longer used technically in this sense)
naziderogatory term for a person who is fanatically dedicated to, or seeks to control, some activity, practice, etc.
papistAn offensive term for Roman Catholics
pickaninny, piccaninny, picaninny(ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child
shegetzAn offensive term for non-Jewish young man
shiksa, shikseA derogatory term used by Jews to refer to non-Jewish women
spic, spik, spick(ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent
street arab, gamin, throwaway(sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets / streets
suit(slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit
touchy-feely(often derogatory) openly expressing love / love and affection (especially through physical contact)
tree huggerderogatory term for environmentalists who support restrictions on the logging industry and the preservation of forests / forests
white trash, poor white trash(slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
whitey, honky, honkey, honkie(slang) offensive names for a White man
wog(offensive British slang) term used by the British to refer to people of color from Africa or Asia
wop, dago, ginzo, Guinea, greaseball(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
Spanishdepreciación, desdén, desprecio, menoscabo, menosprecio
Catalandesdeny, despreci, menyspreu
Verbsderogatecause to seem less serious
English > derogation: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaning(law) the partial taking ... / taking away of the effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law.
Example"any derogation of the common law is to be strictly construed"
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderabrogation, repeal, annulmentThe act of abrogating

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