Example sentences for: derogatory

How can you use “derogatory” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • It's the promulgation of ideas and derogatory comments such as yours that debases affirmative action, and misleads and misinforms people about affirmative action policies.

  • Earlier in this century, pansy became a derogatory epithet to describe an effete male, thereby cheapening forever lines like Shelley's noble image in Adonais (verse XXXIII):

  • In Canada, the word `Inuit' (meaning `people'; the singular is `Inuk') has now almost totally replaced `Eskimo' (generally, although perhaps erroneously, believed to be derived from a derogatory Algonkian term meaning `eaters of raw meat').

  • Slightly derogatory, usually implying that the story was underplayed. (e.g., "The New York Times and Los Angeles Times fronted the Waco controversy, while USA Today stuffed the story").

  • Such uncertainties stirred up ever-ready fashion hatred and made the hemline into a derogatory synonym for fashionable change.

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