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synonyms for pejorative

  • debasing
  • deprecatory
  • depreciatory
  • derisive
  • derogatory
  • detracting
  • detractive
  • detractory
  • disadvantageous
  • disparaging
  • irreverent
  • rude
  • slighting
  • uncomplimentary
  • unpleasant

antonyms for pejorative

MOST RELEVANT
  • complimentary
  • positive
  • praising
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How to use pejorative in a sentence

Now, as you know well, for many people, the very word “shortcut” is a pejorative.
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It takes courage to be your true self when your identity has been used as an insult or a pejorative.
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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.
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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.
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