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Etymology

French 1882 péjorative "depreciative, disparaging" < Late Latin peioratus, past participle of peiorare "make worse" < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] peior "worse"

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pejorative

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  1. A disparaging, belittling, or derogatory word or expression.

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pejorative

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  1. Disparaging, belittling or derogatory.

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  • "pejorative" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001

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