- peirce, benjamin,
- peirce, charles sanders,
Origin of pejorative
Examples from the Web for pejorative
In Spanish the word joke (broma) is not at all pejorative, it is playful.
“A Billy Collins poem” has even been used as a pejorative term in certain workshop settings.
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.”
It seems odd that the phrase “best and brightest” should be such a pejorative term.
But given its age and its purpose this ought not to be construed in the contemporary, pejorative sense.Diego Collado's Grammar of the Japanese Language|Diego Collado
This term is a pejorative which may be applied also to the exercise of our other senses.The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont
Alternatively, Professor A. Dalzell points out to me that illa could have a pejorative sense.
Word Origin for pejorative
"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.