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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.
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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)
Translations of “pejorative”
in Spanish peyorativo, Peyorativo…
in Vietnamese miệt thị…
in Malaysian pejoratif…
in Thai ที่วิจารณ์ไปในทางที่ไม่ดี…
in Chinese (Simplified) 贬抑的,贬损的…
in Indonesian pejoratif, buruk…
in Chinese (Traditional) 貶抑的,貶損的…
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