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.
British Dictionary definitions for pejorative
Word Origin for pejorative
Word Origin and History 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.