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pe·jor·a·tive

 (pĭ-jôr′ə-tĭv, -jŏr′-, pĕj′ə-rā′tĭv, pē′jə-)
adj.
Disparaging; belittling: "The label Neandertal took on a pejorative connotation decades ago; it implied boorishness at best and stupidity at worst" (Craig Stanford).
n.
A disparaging or belittling word or expression.

pe·jor′a·tive·ly adv.

pejorative

(pɪˈdʒɒrətɪv; ˈpiːdʒər-)
adj
(of words, expressions, etc) having an unpleasant or disparaging connotation
n
a pejorative word, expression, etc
[C19: from French péjoratif, from Late Latin pējōrātus, past participle of pējōrāre to make worse, from Latin pēior worse]
peˈjoratively adv

pe•jo•ra•tive

(pɪˈdʒɔr ə tɪv, -ˈdʒɒr-, ˈpɛdʒ əˌreɪ-, ˈpi dʒə-)

adj.
1. having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect or force, as a word.
n.
2. a pejorative form or word, as poetaster.
[1880–85; < Late Latin pējōrāt(us), past participle of pējōrāre, derivative of pējor worse]
pe•jo′ra•tive•ly, adv.

pejorative

Used to describe an expression that means something unpleasant or derogatory.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pejorative - expressing disapproval; "dyslogistic terms like `nitwit' and `scalawag'"
uncomplimentary - tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage

pejorative

pejorative

adjective
Translations
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pejorativPejorativum
denigrerendkleinerendpejoratief
peiorativ

pejorative

[pɪˈdʒɒrətɪv] ADJpeyorativo, despectivo

pejorative

[pɪˈdʒɒrətɪv] adjpéjoratif/ive

pejorative

adj, pejoratively

pejorative

[pɪˈdʒɒrɪtɪv] adjspregiativo/a, peggiorativo/a
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