A word or phrase is pejorative if it implies contempt or disapproval. The adjective pejorative is synonymous with derogatory, derisive, and dyslogistic. When used as an adjective, pejorative has two meanings: (1) tending to make or become worse, and (2) tending to disparage or belittle.  When used as a noun, pejorative means "a belittling or disparaging word or expression".  Since meanings change over time, an up-to-date dictionary should be consulted for information on specific words. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A word or phrase is pejorative if it expresses contempt or disapproval. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ...
Pejorative comes from the Latinpejoratus, "made worse", and made a surprisingly late entry in written English, 1882, probably deriving from a contemporary French usage, péjoratif.. It is so frequently spelled as perjorative that the Oxford English Dictionary website contains a FAQ entry about this spelling. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The Oxford English Dictionary print set The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a dictionary published by the Oxford University Press (OUP), and is the most successful dictionary of the English language, (not to be confused with the one-volume Oxford Dictionary of English, formerly New Oxford Dictionary of English, of... FAQ is an abbreviation for Frequently Asked Question(s). The term refers to listed questions and answers, all supposed to be frequently asked in some context, and pertaining to a particular topic. ...
Categories: Articles to be merged since May 2007 | Discrimination | Pejoratives | Slang A euphemism is an expression intended by the speaker to be less offensive, disturbing, or troubling to the listener than the word or phrase it replaces. ... A hypocoristic (or hypocorism) is a lesser form of the given name used in more intimate situations, as a term of endearment, a pet name. ... In diachronic (or historical) linguistics, semantic change is a change in one of the meanings of a word. ... A taunt is a sarcastic remark, challenge, or insult intended to provoke a response of some kind from the one it is directed at. ... A pejorative suffix is a suffix which attaches a negative meaning to the word or word-stem preceding it. ... Historical linguistics (also diachronic linguistics or comparative linguistics) is primarily the study of the ways in which languages change over time. ... Terms of disparagement are pejorative words and phrases which are either intended to be or are often regarded as insulting, impolite or unkind. ... A slur can be anything from an insinuation or critical remark to an insult. ...
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