Meaning of “pejorative” in the English Dictionary

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"pejorative" in British English

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pejorativeadjective

uk /pɪˈdʒɒr.ə.tɪv/ us /pɪˈdʒɔːr.ə.t̬ɪv/ formal

expressing disapproval, or suggesting that something is not good or is of no importance:

Make sure students realize that "fat" is a pejorative word.
It comes as quite a shock to still hear a judge describing a child as "illegitimate", with all the pejorative overtones of that word.

(Definition of “pejorative” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pejorative" in American English

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pejorativeadjective

us /pɪˈdʒɔr·ə·t̬ɪv, -ˈdʒɑr-/ fml

insulting, disapproving, or suggesting that something is not good or is of no importance:

Is "Yankee" a pejorative term?
Note: said of words

(Definition of “pejorative” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)