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peirastic | peirce | peireskia | peise | peitrel | pejorative | pejoratively | pekan | peke | pekinese | peking

pejorative

 : 
Adjective, Noun
 : 
pe=jo=ra=tive

CIDE DICTIONARY

pejorativea. [F. péjoratif, fr. L. pejor, used as compar. of malus evil.].
     Implying or imputing evil; depreciatory; disparaging; unfavorable.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

pejorative, adj. & n.
--adj. (of a word, an expression, etc.) depreciatory.
--n. a depreciatory word.

Derivative
pejoratively adv.
Etymology
F p{eacute}joratif -ive f. LL pejorare make worse (pejor)

THESAURUS

pejorative

abusive, back-biting, belittling, bitchy, calumniatory, calumnious, catty, censorious, contemptuous, contumelious, defamatory, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derisive, derisory, derogative, derogatory, detracting, detractory, disadvantageous, disparaging, libelous, minimizing, ridiculing, scandalous, scurrile, scurrilous, slanderous, slighting, uncomplimentary, vilifying

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