Example sentences for: derogatory

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

  • In its pages can be found linguistic traces of the former rivalry between Boer and Briton, the naming practices of the Khoi and San (Hottentot and Bushman in former terms), racial conflict (derogatory terms like Boer, Kaffir, and Hottentot each have more than a page devoted to them), the political discourse of the apartheid regime, and the counter-discourse of the resistance movements.

  • 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):

  • Keyes : Made insulting and derogatory remarks about black Americans.

  • The WP lead reports that yesterday, Starr lashed out at the "avalanche of lies" spread about his staff and defended his decision to subpoena Clinton loyalists to determine if they have been spreading derogatory information about his office.

  • II By extension: A balagan-like show, i.e. a crude, artistically tasteless, disordered, frivolous one (derogatory).

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