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Derogatory vs. Pejorative

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Derogatoryadjective

(usually with to) Tending to derogate, or lessen in value of someone; expressing derogation; detracting

Pejorativeadjective

Disparaging, belittling or derogatory.

Derogatoryadjective

Being or pertaining to a derogatory clause.

Pejorativenoun

A disparaging, belittling, or derogatory word or expression.

Derogatorynoun

A trade-line on a credit report that includes negative credit history.

Pejorativeadjective

Implying or imputing evil; depreciatory; disparaging; unfavorable.

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Derogatoryadjective

Tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing a low opinion; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious; - with from, to, or unto.

‘Acts of Parliament derogatory from the power of subsequent Parliaments bind not.’; ‘His language was severely censured by some of his brother peers as derogatory to their other.’;

Pejorativeadjective

expressing disapproval;

‘dyslogistic terms like `nitwit' and `scalawag'’;

Derogatoryadjective

expressive of low opinion;

‘derogatory comments’; ‘disparaging remarks about the new house’;

Pejorativeadjective

expressing contempt or disapproval

‘permissiveness is used almost universally as a pejorative term’;

Pejorativenoun

a word expressing contempt or disapproval

‘most of what he said was inflammatory and filled with pejoratives’;

Pejorative

A pejorative or slur is a word or grammatical form expressing a negative or a disrespectful connotation, a low opinion, or a lack of respect toward someone or something. It is also used to express criticism, hostility, or disregard.

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