Definition Of pejorative


a word expressing contempt or disapproval.

I have used pejoratives such as ‘scientific whores’ to describe those responsible for the study because I am angry and I want people to know it.

expressing contempt or disapproval.

"permissiveness" is used almost universally as a pejorative term

Example Of pejorative

  • A few minutes of looking reveals similar pejorative statements throughout the book.

  • Americans have long used these pejorative terms to designate scientific and medical theories and practices for which they have no respect.

  • Any discussion about the high number of family breakdowns is seen as a threat to the family unit itself - unless it is couched in pejorative terms.

  • Apparently the pejorative term ‘breeding like rabbits’ is well deserved.

  • Believe it or not, this was a pejorative term, implying unrealistic ambitions.

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