Day-116 (Pejorative)

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Word:
Pejorative

Status:
Adjective

Meaning:
Insulting to someone or something: critisism.

Sentences:
1) The reviewer used a pejorative word towards the writer, which caused an uproar among the crowd.
2) Using pejorative words to describe young people often makes them less confident of their capabilities.

Origin:
Late Latin pajoratus, past participle of pajorare which means 'to make worse'.

First use:
circa 1888

Synonyms:
belittling, contemptuous, degrading, demeaning

Antonyms:
commendatory, complimentary, encouraging.

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