pejorative

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Etymology[edit]

French 1882 péjorative (depreciative, disparaging), from Late Latin peioratus, past participle of peiorare (make worse), from Latin peior (worse). Compare English 1644 pejorate (to worsen), from the same etymology.

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pejorative (comparative more pejorative, superlative most pejorative)

  1. Disparaging, belittling or derogatory.

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pejorative (plural pejoratives)

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

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