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Meaning of PEJORATIVE

Pronunciation:  pi'jârutiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  expressing disapproval; "dyslogistic terms like `nitwit' and `scalawag'"
 

PEJORATIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: dislogistic, dyslogistic, uncomplimentary
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pe*jor"a*tive\, a. [F. p['e]joratif, fr. L. pejor,
used as compar. of malus evil.]
Implying or imputing evil; depreciatory; disparaging;
unfavorable.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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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