how to pronounce derogatory


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the above transcription of derogatory is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

derogatory is pronounced in five syllables

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An example use of derogatory in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… very derogatory very very naughty …”

meanings of derogatory


  1. (usually with to) Tending to derogate:.
  2. Reducing the power or value of (a governmental body, etc); detracting from.
  3. Being or pertaining to a derogatory clause.
  4. Lessening the worth of (a person, etc); expressing derogation; insulting.


  1. A trade-line on a credit report that includes negative credit history.

derogatory frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word derogatory occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics derogatory can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that derogatory can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to derogatory


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