It seems odd that the phrase “best and brightest” should be such a pejorative term.
The only pejorative aspect I intend by “very liberal” is their spending.
In Spanish the word joke (broma) is not at all pejorative, it is playful.
Grossman is quick to point out that he does not consider the term “sheep” a pejorative.
There is no need to qualify this assessment with a pejorative “for a reality-TV show.”
At its most pejorative, the term describes a uniquely disposable kind of young gay man: Hairless, guileless, witless.
Alternatively, Professor A. Dalzell points out to me that illa could have a pejorative sense.
This term is a pejorative which may be applied also to the exercise of our other senses.
But given its age and its purpose this ought not to be construed in the contemporary, pejorative sense.
He consistently uses "Jew" as a pejorative adjective instead of "Jewish."
"depreciative, disparaging," 1888, from French péjoratif, from Late Latin peiorat-, past participle stem of peiorare "make worse," from Latin peior "worse," related to pessimus "worst," pessum "downward, to the ground," from PIE *ped-yos-, comparative of root *ped- "to walk, stumble, impair" (see peccadillo). As a noun from 1882. English had a verb pejorate "to worsen" from 1640s.