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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 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
Pejorative Meaning
Pejorative Meaning
Published: 2015/04/14
Channel: SDictionary
Pejorative Words
Pejorative Words
Published: 2010/10/01
Channel: shanidunn
Bill Maher: Calls President the "P" Pejorative
Bill Maher: Calls President the "P" Pejorative
Published: 2010/09/15
Channel: tspanvideos
How to pronounce pejorative
How to pronounce pejorative
Published: 2015/04/30
Channel: Oxford Dictionaries
Pejorative
Pejorative
Published: 2014/08/13
Channel: Audiopedia
How to pronounce Pejorative
How to pronounce Pejorative
Published: 2013/08/27
Channel: TheEnglishMistress
"Pejorative words"? Are you sure?
"Pejorative words"? Are you sure?
Published: 2015/12/16
Channel: Sensuelle Briden
Vermithrax Pejorative
Vermithrax Pejorative
Published: 2007/05/30
Channel: Empress of the Sith
Pejorative Language Video
Pejorative Language Video
Published: 2010/10/03
Channel: Elizabeth Venegas
Pejorative Language
Pejorative Language
Published: 2011/09/29
Channel: Rocio Dueñas
Pejorative
Pejorative
Published: 2013/11/14
Channel: Rachel Langley
Pejorative Language Video Project
Pejorative Language Video Project
Published: 2011/09/20
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What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
Published: 2017/11/08
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Learn English Words   Pejorative Vocabulary Video
Learn English Words Pejorative Vocabulary Video
Published: 2017/12/18
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What Is The Definition Of Pejorative?
What Is The Definition Of Pejorative?
Published: 2017/11/15
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How to Pronounce pejorative - American English
How to Pronounce pejorative - American English
Published: 2017/12/10
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Cult: A Pejorative Label
Cult: A Pejorative Label
Published: 2017/03/03
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Pejorative Language Video Project Period 1
Pejorative Language Video Project Period 1
Published: 2012/10/29
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Pejorative Language
Pejorative Language
Published: 2011/09/20
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What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
Published: 2017/12/10
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Vocab Video - Pejorative
Vocab Video - Pejorative
Published: 2014/09/17
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pejorative
pejorative
Published: 2015/04/18
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Pejorative Lang. Video
Pejorative Lang. Video
Published: 2012/10/30
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Pejorative Vocab Video
Pejorative Vocab Video
Published: 2017/09/27
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To the [pejorative]ed people (mostly in the states)
To the [pejorative]ed people (mostly in the states)
Published: 2016/12/09
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Pejorative Language- Zapata
Pejorative Language- Zapata
Published: 2012/10/30
Channel: 7Sushi
Pejoratively Meaning
Pejoratively Meaning
Published: 2015/04/27
Channel: ADictionary
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
Published: 2017/07/24
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"Entertainment" is not pejorative - Marty Kaplan on Communicating the Museum
"Entertainment" is not pejorative - Marty Kaplan on Communicating the Museum
Published: 2017/12/05
Channel: USC Annenberg
Pejorative Language Project Period 2
Pejorative Language Project Period 2
Published: 2012/10/29
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Pejorative
Pejorative
Published: 2011/03/28
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What Is A Pejorative Term
What Is A Pejorative Term
Published: 2017/11/28
Channel: Alan Sawyer
In Context With Adam Carolla :: Pejorative
In Context With Adam Carolla :: Pejorative
Published: 2009/02/05
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worldmap - thats pejorative live
worldmap - thats pejorative live
Published: 2009/07/19
Channel: Elliott Abaza
Miller:
Miller: 'When You Talk About Targeting It's A Pejorative Term'
Published: 2013/05/17
Channel: Washington Free Beacon
Charles Nelson, Pejorative Skag
Charles Nelson, Pejorative Skag
Published: 2010/12/01
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MFA ENGLISH SAT - ACT Word Of The Day: Pejorative (Kötüleyici)
MFA ENGLISH SAT - ACT Word Of The Day: Pejorative (Kötüleyici)
Published: 2017/05/22
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8 Vermithax Pejorative
8 Vermithax Pejorative
Published: 2017/03/18
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What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
Published: 2017/12/02
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pejorative language, period 2
pejorative language, period 2
Published: 2011/09/20
Channel: myclassw0rk
Pejorative Race Horse ᐳ
Pejorative Race Horse ᐳ
Published: 2015/08/03
Channel: TransContinental Trip - Topic
Cause of pejorative change at Dongnama meaning
Cause of pejorative change at Dongnama meaning
Published: 2011/11/26
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What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: Reasonable Question
The Idle Pejorative
The Idle Pejorative
Published: 2015/09/18
Channel: MrFreezOut
Pejorative Video Project
Pejorative Video Project
Published: 2011/09/20
Channel: tink58bell
Joe Barton:
Joe Barton: 'Big Oil' Is 'Pejorative'
Published: 2011/05/13
Channel: climatebrad
Srsly Wrong - 38 - Our Pejorative Universe
Srsly Wrong - 38 - Our Pejorative Universe
Published: 2015/01/22
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Pejorative Language- 5th period Ms.Alcott
Pejorative Language- 5th period Ms.Alcott
Published: 2010/10/01
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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","dude", and "nerd".

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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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