Complete Definition of "pejorative"

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English

Etymology
F. 1882 péjorative "depreciative, disparaging" < LL. peioratus, past participle of peiorare "make worse" < L. peior "worse"
<u>related</u>: English 1644 pejorate "to worsen" < LL. peioratus, past participle of peiorare "make worse" < L. peior "worse".

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/pɪËdÊÉrÉtɪv/, SAMPA|/pI"[email protected]/
(General American|US) IPA|/pɪËdÊÉËɹÉtɪv/, SAMPA|/pI"dZO:[email protected]/

Noun
en-noun

  1. A disparaging, belittle|belittling or derogatory word or expression.
Translations
trans-top|disparaging, belittling or derogatory word or expression
Chinese:
Czech: t+|cs|pejorativum|n|lang=Czech
Danish: pejorativt n, nedsættende
Finnish: halventava adj, väheksyvä adj, huonontava adj
French: péjoratif m, péjorative f
German: t|de|Pejorativum|n
Italian: peggiorativo m singular, peggiorativa f sg, peggiorativi m|p, peggiorative f|p
Japanese:
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Korean:

Latin: peiorativus m, peiorativa f, peiorativum n
Norwegian: pejorativ n, nedsettende adj
Portuguese: pejorativo m, pejorativa f
Romanian: peiorativ m, peiorativÄ f
Russian: ÑниÑижиÌÑелÑнÑй (uniÄižítelânyj)
Spanish: despectivo, peyorativo
Swedish: pejorativt n, nedsättande
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Synonyms
dysphemism

Antonyms
euphemism

Adjective
en-adj

  1. disparaging|Disparaging, belittling or derogatory.

Translations
trans-top|disparaging, belittling or derogatory
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Romanian: peiorativ
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References
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