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  1. A disparaging, belittle, belittling or derogatory word or expression.
  • French: péjoratif , péjorative
  • German: (t, de, Pejorativum, n)
  • Italian: peggiorativo m singular, peggiorativa , peggiorativi , peggiorative
  • Spanish: despectivo, peyorativo
  1. disparaging, Disparaging, belittling or derogatory.
    Etymology: 1882 péjorative "depreciative, disparaging" < peioratus, past participle of peiorare "make worse" < peior "worse"
    • <u>related</u>: English 1644 pejorate "to worsen" < peioratus, past participle of peiorare "make worse" < peior "worse".

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