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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Tending to demean or belittle. Also: A belittling or disparaging word or expression.

Usage examples (36)
  • Because, for example, the phrase "mass culture" is commonly perceived as carrying pejorative connotations, many of those who really enjoy it and write positively about...
  • They use gambling only in pejorative contexts, as in “problem gambling.”
  • It isn't the bar graph per se that's so pejorative is the way it is interpreted.
  • The double pejorative is unfortunate, as I also find the term to be pretty clever. for more
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