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pe•jo•ra•tive



Pronunciation: (pi-jôr'u-tiv, -jor'-, pej'u-rā"-, pē'ju-), [key]
adj.
having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect or force: the pejorative affix -ling in princeling.

n.
a pejorative form or word, as poetaster.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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