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 Dictionary entry overview: What does derogation mean? 

  The noun DEROGATION has 2 senses:

1. a communication that belittles somebody or something
2. (law) the partial taking away of the effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law

  Familiarity information: DEROGATION used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1derogation [BACK TO TOP]


A communication that belittles somebody or something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


derogation; disparagement; depreciation

Hypernyms ("derogation" is a kind of...):

discourtesy; disrespect (an expression of lack of respect)

Domain member usage:

effeminacy; effeminateness; sissiness; softness; unmanliness; womanishness (the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man))

Moonie ((offensive) a member of the Unification Church)

suit (a businessman dressed in a business suit)

tree hugger (derogatory term for environmentalists who support restrictions on the logging industry and the preservation of forests)

touchy-feely ((often derogatory) openly expressing love and affection (especially through physical contact))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "derogation"):

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)

Sense 2derogation [BACK TO TOP]


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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

any derogation of the common law is to be strictly construed

Hypernyms ("derogation" is a kind of...):

abrogation; annulment; repeal (the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

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