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Meaning of pejorative

pe•jo•ra•tive

Pronunciation: (pi-jôr'u-tiv, -jor'-, pej'u-rā"-, pē'ju-), [key]
— adj.
  1. having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect or force:-ling in princeling. the pejorative affix
—n.
  1. a pejorative form or word, as poetaster.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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