derogation

Definitions of derogation
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n a communication that belittles somebody or something

Synonyms:
depreciation, disparagement
Types:
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cold water
disparagement of a plan or hope or expectation
belittling, denigration
a belittling comment
aspersion, slur
a disparaging remark
detraction, petty criticism
a petty disparagement
sour grapes
disparagement of something that is unattainable
condescension, disdain, patronage
a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
calumniation, calumny, defamation, hatchet job, obloquy, traducement
a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
ethnic slur
a slur on someone's race or language
assassination, blackwash, character assassination
an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
malignment, smear, vilification
slanderous defamation
libel
a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
slander
words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
name calling, names
verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument
epithet, name
a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
Type of:
discourtesy, disrespect
an expression of lack of respect

n (law) the partial taking away of the effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law

“any derogation of the common law is to be strictly construed”
Type of:
abrogation, annulment, repeal
the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation

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