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Learn English Words - PEJORATIVE Meaning (Vocabulary Video)
Learn English Words - PEJORATIVE Meaning (Vocabulary Video)
Published: 2016/05/05
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Pejorative Meaning
Pejorative Meaning
Published: 2015/04/14
Channel: SDictionary
Pejorative Meaning Explanation Examples - Vocabulary for IELTS CAE CPE - ESL British English
Pejorative Meaning Explanation Examples - Vocabulary for IELTS CAE CPE - ESL British English
Published: 2016/03/31
Channel: iswearenglish
How to pronounce Pejorative
How to pronounce Pejorative
Published: 2013/08/27
Channel: TheEnglishMistress
Bill Maher: Calls President the "P" Pejorative
Bill Maher: Calls President the "P" Pejorative
Published: 2010/09/15
Channel: tspanvideos
Pejorative Words
Pejorative Words
Published: 2010/10/01
Channel: shanidunn
How to pronounce pejorative
How to pronounce pejorative
Published: 2015/04/30
Channel: Oxford Dictionaries
Pejorative Lyrik. Heute: "Ein halber Teller Graupensuppe"
Pejorative Lyrik. Heute: "Ein halber Teller Graupensuppe"
Published: 2013/08/31
Channel: RumbleBeast666
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: Reasonable Question
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: trendy sparky
"Fascism" - The "Pejorative" Against Fans of National Sovereignty, Free Speech & Property Rights
"Fascism" - The "Pejorative" Against Fans of National Sovereignty, Free Speech & Property Rights
Published: 2017/05/30
Channel: Todd Johnsen
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
Published: 2017/07/15
Channel: sparky TIME
Cult: A Pejorative Label
Cult: A Pejorative Label
Published: 2017/03/03
Channel: CGI Digital Network
Cause of pejorative change at Dongnama meaning
Cause of pejorative change at Dongnama meaning
Published: 2011/11/26
Channel: Eunyoung Kim
Exploitation: A problematic pejorative
Exploitation: A problematic pejorative
Published: 2010/10/19
Channel: bitbutter
Adam & Drew Show - Episode 134 - Old Has Become A Pejorative
Adam & Drew Show - Episode 134 - Old Has Become A Pejorative
Published: 2015/04/23
Channel: Adam & Drew Show
IRS Commissioner Steven Miller: Targeting is a Pejorative
IRS Commissioner Steven Miller: Targeting is a Pejorative
Published: 2013/05/17
Channel: Twitchy Video
Miller:
Miller: 'When You Talk About Targeting It's A Pejorative Term'
Published: 2013/05/17
Channel: Washington Free Beacon
How to Pronounce Pejorative
How to Pronounce Pejorative
Published: 2014/06/02
Channel: Emma Saying
Srsly Wrong - 38 - Our Pejorative Universe
Srsly Wrong - 38 - Our Pejorative Universe
Published: 2015/01/22
Channel: Srsly Wrong
pejorative language, period 2
pejorative language, period 2
Published: 2011/09/20
Channel: myclassw0rk
Pejorative Language Project Period 2
Pejorative Language Project Period 2
Published: 2012/10/29
Channel: darianwake17
Gargote Pejorative (original)
Gargote Pejorative (original)
Published: 2017/06/25
Channel: Various Artists - Topic
Pejorative Language
Pejorative Language
Published: 2011/09/20
Channel: jofressssh
IRS commissioner: "Targeting" is a "pejorative" term
IRS commissioner: "Targeting" is a "pejorative" term
Published: 2013/05/17
Channel: CBS News
Tony Buchert - Cults A Pejorative Label
Tony Buchert - Cults A Pejorative Label
Published: 2017/02/03
Channel: CGI Digital Network
Joe Barton:
Joe Barton: 'Big Oil' Is 'Pejorative'
Published: 2011/05/13
Channel: climatebrad
Pejoratively Meaning
Pejoratively Meaning
Published: 2015/04/27
Channel: ADictionary
Pejorative Language Video Project
Pejorative Language Video Project
Published: 2011/09/20
Channel: LLLooorrriiii
Pejorative Language- Zapata
Pejorative Language- Zapata
Published: 2012/10/30
Channel: 7Sushi
What does pejorative mean
What does pejorative mean
Published: 2016/01/13
Channel: botcaster inc. bot
8 Vermithax Pejorative
8 Vermithax Pejorative
Published: 2017/03/18
Channel: eph oph
To the [pejorative]ed people (mostly in the states)
To the [pejorative]ed people (mostly in the states)
Published: 2016/12/09
Channel: Kizzume Fowler
Pejorative
Pejorative
Published: 2013/11/14
Channel: Rachel Langley
Pejorative
Pejorative
Published: 2012/11/05
Channel: Shannon Sauder
Charles Nelson, Pejorative Skag
Charles Nelson, Pejorative Skag
Published: 2010/12/01
Channel: Ariel Ione
MSNBCs Mitchell Frets Pejorative of Pro Trump Moms Calling Illegals Illegal Aliens
MSNBCs Mitchell Frets Pejorative of Pro Trump Moms Calling Illegals Illegal Aliens
Published: 2016/09/27
Channel: The Echo Chamber
Pejorative Race Horse ᐳ
Pejorative Race Horse ᐳ
Published: 2015/08/03
Channel: TransContinental Trip - Topic
Class Three Pejorative
Class Three Pejorative
Published: 2012/05/10
Channel: TubeCactus
"Shameless: The Sense of a Pejorative from St. Augustine until Now," Steven Justice
"Shameless: The Sense of a Pejorative from St. Augustine until Now," Steven Justice
Published: 2013/07/19
Channel: Lumen Christi Institute
Gargote Pejorative (original)
Gargote Pejorative (original)
Published: 2013/12/06
Channel: Various Artists - Topic
2012 Per 3 Pejorative Words Video Project
2012 Per 3 Pejorative Words Video Project
Published: 2012/10/31
Channel: Camille Deadwiler
The Idle Pejorative
The Idle Pejorative
Published: 2015/09/18
Channel: MrFreezOut
In Context With Adam Carolla :: Pejorative
In Context With Adam Carolla :: Pejorative
Published: 2009/02/05
Channel: acvocab
Pejorative word in sentence with pronunciation
Pejorative word in sentence with pronunciation
Published: 2017/09/19
Channel: Word in sentence
Pejorative Video Project
Pejorative Video Project
Published: 2011/09/20
Channel: tink58bell
RW or Vermithrax Pejorative?
RW or Vermithrax Pejorative?
Published: 2012/03/28
Channel: Michael Devin
Pejorative Language- 5th period Ms.Alcott
Pejorative Language- 5th period Ms.Alcott
Published: 2010/10/01
Channel: daliuhhbayee
Leveson Inquiry: Sunday Times
Leveson Inquiry: Sunday Times 'Dyke On A Bike' Not Always Pejorative
Published: 2012/02/05
Channel: NOTWPhoneHacking
Pejorative Lang. Video
Pejorative Lang. Video
Published: 2012/10/30
Channel: Matin Nikoui
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WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

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A pejorative (also called a derogatory term,[1] a slur, a term of abuse, or a term of disparagement) is a word or grammatical form expressing a negative connotation or a low opinion of someone or something, showing a lack of respect for someone or something.[2] It is also used as criticism, hostility, disregard or disrespect. A term can be regarded as pejorative in some social or cultural groups but not in others. Sometimes, a term may begin as a pejorative and eventually be adopted in a non-pejorative sense (or vice versa) in some or all contexts.

Name slurs can also involve an insulting or disparaging innuendo,[3] rather than being a direct pejorative. In some cases, a person's name can be redefined with an unpleasant or insulting meaning, or be applied to a group of people considered by the majority to be inferior or lower in social class, as a group label with a disparaging meaning.

Etymology[edit]

According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word pejorative is derived from a Late Latin past participle stem of peiorare, meaning "to make worse", from peior "worse".[4]

Melioration[edit]

When a term begins as pejorative and eventually is adopted in a non-pejorative sense, this is called "melioration" in historical linguistics. It may also be called amelioration, reclaiming, or semantic change.[5] Some examples of melioration are "punk" or "dude".

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Definition of derogatory". Merriam Webster. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Pejorative | Define Pejorative at Dictionary.com". Dictionary.reference.com. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Slur - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary". Merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  4. ^ "Pejorative (adj.)". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved October 16, 2016. 
  5. ^ Croom, Adam M. (May 2011). "Slurs". Language Sciences. Elsevier. 33 (3): 343–358. doi:10.1016/j.langsci.2010.11.005. 

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