Thesaurus.com
Thesaurus / pejorative
FEEDBACK

pejorative

See definition of pejorative on Dictionary.com

synonyms for pejorative

  • debasing
  • deprecatory
  • depreciatory
  • derisive
  • derogatory
  • detracting
  • detractive
  • detractory
  • disadvantageous
  • disparaging
  • irreverent
  • rude
  • slighting
  • uncomplimentary
  • unpleasant
Meet Grammar Coach
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar Coach
Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

antonyms for pejorative

MOST RELEVANT
  • complimentary
  • positive
  • praising
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

TRY USING pejorative

See how your sentence looks with different synonyms.

Characters: 0/140
QUIZ
Decode This Quiz On Untranslatable Words
START THE QUIZ

How to use pejorative in a sentence

The Senate bill, meanwhile, makes it a felony for many people to engage in “vote harvesting,” a pejorative term for picking up another person’s absentee ballot and taking it to a polling place.
THE GOP VOTING BILL THAT LITERALLY CAUSED TEXAS DEMOCRATS TO FLEE THE STATE, EXPLAINEDIAN MILLHISERJULY 13, 2021VOX
The ridicule goes back to the very origins of the word ham, a pejorative that professional radio operators at the beginning of the 20th century used to single out amateurs with “ham-fisted” Morse-code skills.
INSIDE THE SUMMIT-OBSESSED WORLD OF HAM RADIOCHASE BRUSHMARCH 14, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
The entire Lifeline program has come under fire from opponents starting during the Obama administration, when it gained the pejorative nickname, “Obama phone.”
THE FCC IS ABOUT TO UNDERGO A HUGE SHIFT THAT COULD DRASTICALLY AFFECT THE INTERNETSTAN HORACZEKJANUARY 22, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
This is true not in a pejorative sense but in a statistical one, as in the average between high and low.
REMEMBERING ALEX TREBEK, THE MAN WITH ALL THE ANSWERSOLIVER ROEDERNOVEMBER 9, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
He consistently uses "Jew" as a pejorative adjective instead of "Jewish."
NINA BALATKAANTHONY TROLLOPE
But given its age and its purpose this ought not to be construed in the contemporary, pejorative sense.
DIEGO COLLADO'S GRAMMAR OF THE JAPANESE LANGUAGEDIEGO COLLADO
This term is a pejorative which may be applied also to the exercise of our other senses.
THE NATURAL PHILOSOPHY OF LOVEREMY DE GOURMONT
Alternatively, Professor A. Dalzell points out to me that illa could have a pejorative sense.
THE LAST POEMS OF OVIDOVID
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
Choose the synonym for future
capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO PEJORATIVE

  • abuse
  • aspersion
  • backbiting
  • backstabbing
  • belittlement
  • calumny
  • damage
  • defamation
  • denigration
  • deprecation
  • derogation
  • disesteem
  • disparagement
  • harm
  • hit
  • hurt
  • injury
  • injustice
  • innuendo
  • insinuation
  • knock
  • libel
  • lie
  • minimization
  • muckraking
  • obloquy
  • pejorative
  • revilement
  • ridicule
  • running down
  • scandal
  • scandalmongering
  • scurrility
  • slam
  • smear campaign
  • tale
  • traducement
  • traducing
  • vilification
  • vituperation
  • wrong
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.