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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
How to pronounce Pejorative
How to pronounce Pejorative
Published: 2013/08/27
Channel: TheEnglishMistress
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
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
Published: 2017/09/10
Channel: Sea of Question
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
Published: 2017/11/08
Channel: Guinow Gwev
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
Published: 2017/09/30
Channel: Ask Question II
Pejorative Language Video
Pejorative Language Video
Published: 2010/10/03
Channel: Elizabeth Venegas
8 Vermithax Pejorative
8 Vermithax Pejorative
Published: 2017/03/18
Channel: eph oph
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: trendy sparky
Exploitation: A problematic pejorative
Exploitation: A problematic pejorative
Published: 2010/10/19
Channel: bitbutter
Pejorative Lexik - Der Polysemia Schimpfwort Song.wmv
Pejorative Lexik - Der Polysemia Schimpfwort Song.wmv
Published: 2009/11/28
Channel: RumbleBeast666
Cult: A Pejorative Label
Cult: A Pejorative Label
Published: 2017/03/03
Channel: CGI Digital Network
Pejorative Language Video Project
Pejorative Language Video Project
Published: 2011/09/20
Channel: LLLooorrriiii
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
PAPARAZZI: as a pejorative term
PAPARAZZI: as a pejorative term
Published: 2007/08/19
Channel: Amy Wilson
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
What Is The Meaning Of Pejorative?
Published: 2017/07/15
Channel: sparky TIME
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 Steven Miller: Targeting is a Pejorative
IRS Commissioner Steven Miller: Targeting is a Pejorative
Published: 2013/05/17
Channel: Twitchy Video
Pejorative Lyrik. Heute: "Ein halber Teller Graupensuppe"
Pejorative Lyrik. Heute: "Ein halber Teller Graupensuppe"
Published: 2013/08/31
Channel: RumbleBeast666
RW or Vermithrax Pejorative?
RW or Vermithrax Pejorative?
Published: 2012/03/28
Channel: Michael Devin
Pejoratively Meaning
Pejoratively Meaning
Published: 2015/04/27
Channel: ADictionary
Pejorative Language
Pejorative Language
Published: 2011/09/20
Channel: jofressssh
Pejorative Language
Pejorative Language
Published: 2011/09/29
Channel: Rocio Dueñas
October - Pejorative
October - Pejorative
Published: 2015/06/04
Channel: October
pejorative language, period 2
pejorative language, period 2
Published: 2011/09/20
Channel: myclassw0rk
Pejorative Language Video Project Period 1
Pejorative Language Video Project Period 1
Published: 2012/10/29
Channel: darianwake17
SWPL as a Better Pejorative Than SJW
SWPL as a Better Pejorative Than SJW
Published: 2015/03/04
Channel: MISTERWONKA7
How to say "pejorative"! (High Quality Voices)
How to say "pejorative"! (High Quality Voices)
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: WordBox
worldmap - thats pejorative live
worldmap - thats pejorative live
Published: 2009/07/19
Channel: Elliott Abaza
Generalized Reductionist Pejorative Fallacy - Sapolsky ? & Trick ! !
Generalized Reductionist Pejorative Fallacy - Sapolsky ? & Trick ! !
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: Hythloday71
IRS commissioner: "Targeting" is a "pejorative" term
IRS commissioner: "Targeting" is a "pejorative" term
Published: 2013/05/17
Channel: CBS News
youtube YouTube   Stewart Lee   9   Political Correctness   41st Best Stand Up ever
youtube YouTube Stewart Lee 9 Political Correctness 41st Best Stand Up ever
Published: 2011/04/30
Channel: MrSenseisnotcommon
Swearing Off the Pejorative
Swearing Off the Pejorative 'Gay'
Published: 2011/03/19
Channel: grits011
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
Channel: Ariel Ione
Pejorative Video Project
Pejorative Video Project
Published: 2011/09/20
Channel: tink58bell
Cause of pejorative change at Dongnama meaning
Cause of pejorative change at Dongnama meaning
Published: 2011/11/26
Channel: Eunyoung Kim
"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
Pejorative
Pejorative
Published: 2013/11/14
Channel: Rachel Langley
Pejorative Language- 5th period Ms.Alcott
Pejorative Language- 5th period Ms.Alcott
Published: 2010/10/01
Channel: daliuhhbayee
Pejorative | Combat Arms | Montage | Habits
Pejorative | Combat Arms | Montage | Habits
Published: 2015/02/10
Channel: Girl Gaymer
Joe Barton:
Joe Barton: 'Big Oil' Is 'Pejorative'
Published: 2011/05/13
Channel: climatebrad
"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
Pejorative Lang. Video
Pejorative Lang. Video
Published: 2012/10/30
Channel: Matin Nikoui
Pejorative Race Horse ᐳ
Pejorative Race Horse ᐳ
Published: 2015/08/03
Channel: TransContinental Trip - Topic
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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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