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pejorative

pe·jo·ra·tive

pejorative

 
 
pronunciation:
pih jo r tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition: acting or tending to create a negative impression; disparaging; demeaning.
Some women don't wish to be called "girls" and consider the term pejorative.
antonyms:
complimentary
similar words:
derogatory
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a disparaging or demeaning suffix, word, or phrase.
derivation: pejoratively (adv.)