Expressing disapproval or criticism.
Tending to derogate; detractive.
(Law) When referring to a clause in a testament: a sentence of secret character inserted by the testator alone, of which he reserves the knowledge to himself, with a condition that no will he may make thereafter shall be valid, unless this clause is inserted word for word; – a precaution to guard against later wills extorted by violence, or obtained by suggestion.
Ranked near the beginning of an ascending series or scale:
Disparaging or derogatory
Conveying or constituting a slight; belittling:
Not complimentary; derogatory.
Full of calumnies; slanderous
Defaming or tending to defame; slanderous
Offensive or insulting; hurtful:
(Of an action or task) causing ill will towards the actor; causing offense.
Causing scandal; shocking:
Characterized by or constituting slander
Given to writing and publishing libels; defamatory
Tending or intending to belittle
Designed or used for carrying out a hostile or aggressive attack
Damaging to the reputation
A statement that describes invariable relationships among phenomena under a specified set of conditions. Boyle's law, for instance, describes what will happen to the volume of an ideal gas if its pressure changes and its temperature remains the same. The conditions under which some physical laws hold are idealized (for example, there are no ideal gases in the real world), thus some physical laws apply universally but only approximately.
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