pejorative

Definitions:

  • Disparaging; belittling.
  • A disparaging or belittling word or expression.
  • Tending or intended to depreciate or deteriorate, as the sense of a word; giving a low or bad sense to.
  • In <em>grammar</em>, a word that depreciates or deteriorates the sense: thus, poetaster is a <em>pejorative</em> of poet, criticaster of critic.
  • Implying or imputing evil; depreciatory; disparaging; unfavorable.
  • <xref>Disparaging</xref>, <xref>belittling</xref> or <xref>derogatory</xref>.
  • A <xref>disparaging</xref>, <xref>belittling</xref>, or <xref>derogatory</xref> word or expression.
  • expressing disapproval
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