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Pejorative

Pe-jor′a-tive

,
Adj.
[F.
péjoratif
, fr. L.
pejor
, used as compar. of
malus
evil.]
Implying or imputing evil; depreciatory; disparaging; unfavorable.

Definition 2021


pejorative

pejorative

See also: péjorative

English

Adjective

pejorative (comparative more pejorative, superlative most pejorative)

  1. Disparaging, belittling or derogatory.

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Noun

pejorative (plural pejoratives)

  1. A disparaging, belittling, or derogatory word or expression.

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See also

  • Category:English pejoratives

References

  • pejorative” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).