I know “derogatory” is a word, but is “derogative” a real word? Or, would you just use the former instead of the latter in a sentence?
- ?Lv 72 months ago
I'd use derogatory because I don't think derogative is a word.
- ♥Sweetness♥Lv 72 months ago
Dictionary.com says this about derogative:
adjective. Tending or intending to belittle: deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derogatory, detractive, disparaging, low, pejorative, slighting, uncomplimentary.
- Bill BLv 62 months ago
Both derogatory and derogative are words.
Similar in meaning but derogatory intends to be injurious whereas derogative intends to belittle.