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Conveying censure.

[dys- + (eu)logistic.]

dys′lo·gis′ti·cal·ly adv.
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rare disapproving
[C19: from dys- + -logistic, as in eulogistic]
ˌdysloˈgistically adv
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(ˌdɪs ləˈdʒɪs tɪk)

conveying disapproval or censure; not complimentary or eulogistic.
[1795–1805; dys- + (eu) logistic]
dys`lo•gis′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dyslogistic - expressing disapproval; "dyslogistic terms like `nitwit' and `scalawag'"
uncomplimentary - tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage
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References in periodicals archive ?
Ruskin's vehement rejection of prosopopoeia, under the dyslogistic name of the pathetic fallacy, is necessary to make way for a mode of allegory in which the literal facts, literally named, stand by catachresis for supposed spiritual realities which can be named in no other way." See Miller's "Catachresis, Prosopopoeia, and the Pathetic Fallacy: the Rhetoric of Ruskin," in Poetry and Epistemology, ed.
Descriptive words can be dyslogistic (negative), eulogistic (positive), or neutral.
The Church warmly embraced Jacopone's graceful Marian hymn but stayed at arm's length from his dyslogistic view of philosophy and reason.