Tuesday, December 20, 2011

pejorative


pejorative [ pi-JAWR-uh’-tiv, -JOR-, PEJ-uh’-rey-, PEE-juh’- ]
 noun, adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. (adj.) derogatory, insulting or belittling
2. (adj.) worsening or declining
3. (n.) an expression or word that is pejorative or derogatory in nature
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Their pejorative words led the poor man committing suicide.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 When governments are described as pursuing populist policies the adjective is often intended to be pejorative.