pejorative definition

  • adjective:
    • Tending to make or come to be even worse.
    • Disparaging; belittling.
    • Disparaging, belittling or derogatory.
    • Implying or imputing bad; depreciatory; disparaging; bad.
    • revealing disapproval
  • noun:
    • A disparaging or belittling word or appearance.
    • A disparaging, belittling, or derogatory word or phrase.
    • In grammar, a word that depreciates or deteriorates the feeling: thus, poetaster is a pejorative of poet, criticaster of critic.
  • others:
    • Tending or intended to depreciate or deteriorate, given that sense of a word; offering a decreased or bad feeling to.

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