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pejorative

adjective uk   /pɪˈdʒɒr.ə.tɪv/  us   /-ˈdʒɔːr.ə.t̬ɪv/ formal
disapproving 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.
Translations of “pejorative”
in Vietnamese miệt thị…
in Spanish Peyorativo…
in Thai ที่วิจารณ์ไปในทางที่ไม่ดี…
in Malaysian pejoratif…
in Chinese (Traditional) 貶抑的,貶損的…
in Indonesian pejoratif, buruk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 贬抑的,贬损的…
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