pejoration definition

  • noun:
    • The process or problem of worsening or degenerating.
    • Linguistics the method wherein this is of a word becomes negative or less elevated over a period of time, as silly, which formerly suggested "deserving sympathy, helpless or simple,” has come to indicate "showing too little sense, frivolous.”
    • The work or means of becoming worse; worsening or degeneration
    • The process wherein a word acquires a far more bad definition eventually
    • Deterioration; a becoming more serious: specifically utilized in Scots law.
    • Depreciation; a lowering or deterioration of feeling in short.

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