DEROGATORY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DEROGATORY
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 a.  expressing low opinion; disparaging; belittling
Classic Sentence:
1  To have imposed any derogatory work upon him, would have been to inflict a wanton insult on the feelings of a most respectable man.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 21. LITTLE EM'LY
2  Besides, it seemed to him that the society of women was rather derogatory to his manhood.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II
Example Sentence:
1  I no longer care what they say of me, but I feel every word derogatory of you.
2  The word 'pig' is a derogatory term for policeman.