Definition of denigratory in English:



  • See denigrate

    • ‘He carried on telling us that he could not think of a word in his language which would translate ‘racism’ in the way we use it in our language, although, clearly, there were ways of referring to other people or nations in a denigratory way.’
    • ‘It is not denigratory to that country - it is a spoof of dull headlines.’
    • ‘Yet backwardness might not be tantamount to barbarism, or even ‘backward’ in any denigratory way.’
    • ‘I had to explain that as a mentor of young adult fiction, I see a lot of genre fiction that fits the genre okay but isn't worth developing further, which is more denigratory than I like to be in an introductory session.’