faultfinding, depreciative, denigrating, pejorative, opprobrious, uncomplimentary, dishonoring, deprecatory, derogative, censorious, unfavorable, sarcastic, slighting, defamatory, praise, detractive, unflattering, low, slanderous, disdainful, depreciatory, deprecative, injurious
critical (part of speech: adjective)
- But the acceptance of this payment is considered derogatory and the husband refuses it unless he is poor. - "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
- He's using the word in its accepted derogatory sense." - "Secret Bread", F. Tennyson Jesse.
- The Russian smiles, and immediately begins to tell of how she had once reproved Rubinstein when he ventured to say something derogatory with regard to Wagner. - "Countess Erika's Apprenticeship", Ossip Schubin.